General Dwight Eisenhower wrote:
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.
The balance of Gen Eisenhower's message along with a recording of Ike giving it are available at the below link.http://www.army.mil/d-day/message.html
"Liberty loving people everywhere" have not forgotten your bravery, dedication and sacrifice.