Here is the handwritten statement:
The statement reads:
Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory
foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and
place was based upon the best information available.
The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty
could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.
Two great pieces on D-Day are below - I hope you find a few minutes to read them!
"Eisenhower's 'Soul-Racking' D-Day Decision" - Val Lauder (on CNN.com)
70 Years Later D-Day Veteran Jumps Again - Jim Bitterman (on CNN.com)