Friday, June 6, 2014

REMEMBERING THAT DAY 70 YEARS AGO, JUNE 6TH 1944

Remembering that day 70 years ago, the day that is now known as D Day, when 9,000 lost their lives and 100,000 marched across Europe to defeat Hitler. It was known as Operation Neptune and completely took the Germans by surprise. Among those who landed on the beaches of Normandy were 73,000 Americans, 61,700 British, 21,000 Canadians, 3,000 Australians and many other nationalities.


Let us remember their sacrifice and celebrate the freedom they gave us.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Jenny, for posting this reminder. We just finished watching a PBS special on the D-Day operation dealing with the many ships and personnel lost at sea (as well as on the beaches and shortly after, fighting along the hedgerows). It was extremely moving to watch several men in their late 80s and early 90s who had participated personally in D-Day return and dive in a small submersible to see first hand some of the sunken ships they'd served on. All but one acknowledged what they saw that day was so horrific they had refused to speak of it until recently.

    We must never forget what happened, or why.

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  2. Thanks for this reminder. My late father had become a POW in northern Germany a few months earlier, after the plane he was flying was shot down...this is getting me to re-read his accounts! Yes, quite the sacrifice against many odds.

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  3. Certainly a day we should all remember.

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  4. Thank you for posting this, Jenny. So grateful for my time as a "monitor" for Taping for the Blind & Dyslexic as one of the books we read was about all of the campaigns and battles of WWII. Having to do several takes, read all the maps in a very precise manner, and spend a lot of time with each section of the book gave me a greater appreciation and understanding of this critical time in world history. We owe so very much.

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  5. Thank you. It's so important that we never forget.

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