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D-Day, the Sixth of June…

In Think About It on June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Sixty-nine years ago today, the largest armada assembled up to that time crossed the English Channel to begin the invasion of Hitler’s “Festung Europa”.
Thousands died. Thousands more were wounded. The coastline of Normandy, with the five named beach targets, Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, and Sword, entered the common vocabulary of the world, especially Omaha Beach, where American troops fought hard, died harder, and managed to carve out a beachhead to begin rolling up the Wehrmacht.
Most of the generation that won that day is now dead, either by enemy action, or by the inevitable action of time itself.
Because of them, we are who and where we are. I thank them, and we all should as well, for the sacrifices they made.

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