Monday, June 5, 2017

Lest We Forget

73 years ago today the culmination of thousands of days of training, unbelievable feats of subversion, acts of counter-intelligence that would baffle the greatest minds of any age, combined with the logistics of moving men and material from America to England that would be hard to fathom today, thousands of brave men loaded into ships and planes that would take them to the Normandy coast in occupied France. Regardless of the politics of the day, the bravery of those men can never be denied. My coal mining grandpa was there at Omaha Beach. 





9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder...I would forget my name if my wife...what's her name...I don't know where I was going with this, but thanks!!

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  2. Shame on the Brits of today. My father-in-law was there carrying Canadian troops ashore. He made five seperate trips from the APAs to the beach. My oldest cousin was killed on D-Day+3 and is buried at the American cemetery on the bluffs overlooking the beaches of Normandy. To this day the French maintain it as sacred ground even though it is sovereign US territory. I believe it is the only American cemetery in Europe to have that status.

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  3. My Great Uncle SSgt Emile Cote was there on D-Day and is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. Someday I hope to visit the memorial and pay my respects.

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  4. and the sheeple of today will hand it over to the muslims.

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  5. My grandfather was in one of the ships offshore. He was a pastry chef.

    Exile1981

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  6. Two of my uncles from different English divisions met on that beach. Out of all of those men what were the chances of that.

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  7. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TI-Na9N6nn8/V1jb4iAIAXI/AAAAAAAA-8Q/9yr-IL-c_SAW7Cvajx7oCuU7CsJ6FIaWACLcB/s1600/1%2B1ninetymilesciCQW1u8wbhro1_540.jpg

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  8. My grandpa was there on Omaha

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