first_imgJune 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, part of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.Today, communities around the world commemorate the thousands of people who lost their lives that day. info heading info content Next Image 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_1 Facebook Comments 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_7 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_5 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_3 While Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, it fought alongside the Allies in World War II after President Calderón Guardia declared war in December 1941.Read more about Costa Rica’s involvement in World Wars here:Costa Rica fought (briefly) in World War ICosta Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp  060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_2 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_4 Previous Image Related posts:US restores regular flights to Cuba VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration Costa Rican Foreign Minister leaves Israel, just as Trump arrives US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze 060619_D-Day_75th_anniversary_6