Monday, June 6, 2011

D-Day



June 6,1944 over 160,000 troops of the American, Canadian, British, and Free French forces landed on the Normandy coast, beginning the largest military assault in history.

Forever memorialized as "D-Day" we pause to remember those who served in that ugly conflict, respecting them with due honor and gratitude for their sacrifices. Casualties were extremely high in number.

4 comments:

Vee said...

May we never forget.

jimgrey said...

I fear that enough generations have passed that D-Day is becoming a faint story, almost folklore, like Washington crossing the Potomac.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Yours is the first blog I've seen today that even mentioned it. It was before I was born, but still very much in public consciousness as I grew up.

vanilla said...

Vee, we must remember.

Jim, I sometimes think I belong to the last generation who will care. But I hope not. [potomac?]

Shark, the CBS evening news did have a nice clip about one of the heroes of that invasion; but I think our local newspaper didn't even mention it.