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Ralph
06-06-2009, 08:04 AM
I would be 5 years old four days later, but I still have memories of that day. WWII was omnipresent and even a small boy was keenly aware that significant events were happening far away. Years later I would realize this was the largest combined arms military operation in the history of the world. That it was successful, with so few screwups, is a tribute to extensive planning, months and years of training, determined execution, and, I suspect, no small amount of divine providence.

Unlike every war since, in WWII everyone was involved, even a small boy helping with the "victory" garden and finding old pots and pans to contribute to the scrap metal drives. Even without some special anniversary, on this day I have always paused and remembered. To me, this is not history, but rather, a part of my life.

jadias
06-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Not much else I can say, really. My grandfather was there, I was not, and I am eternally grateful for what he and his fellow soldiers did for their countries and for the world.

Sadly he's not here any more, but what he did will never be forgotten, and nor should it ever be.

David in OR
06-06-2009, 12:33 PM
I was clicking around looking at photos related to the landing and saw this one, which I find very moving:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/?pp_album=main&pp_cat=default&pp_image=dday50.jpg

RNAV(GPS)RWY 06
06-06-2009, 04:24 PM
Hope everyone remembers this day in history. Not many of my neighbors are flying flags today. I don't know why?

The Swede
06-08-2009, 03:37 AM
Hello

Sweden doesn´t have any form of Memorial Day, so for many years ago I picked June 6th. Its a good day to ponder about and remember the men who fought and fighting still in the wars around the world.

I have been in the service (the army) and I add a link I find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKU3b7rnvlQ

Many of you here are from United States, U.K. and Canada, you have relitievies who participated in the wars and other wars. From Sweden with respect.

I have really good friend in Canada and she told me about something ongoing there. She told me about the Highway of Heroes. I´m impressed. Here is something about that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3IutxvltBM

Take care guys where ever you are

The Swede