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Old 06-06-2020, 03:22 PM   #1
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With all that is going on in our world today, we must never forget the sacrifices of the greatest generation on June 6, 1944...D-Day. Today marks the 76th anniversary of that day that changed the world. May those who participated and have passed rest in eternal peace! Please do not forget them or what they did for those of us who enjoy our freedoms today !!!
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:35 PM   #3
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With all that is going on in our world today, we must never forget the sacrifices of the greatest generation on June 6, 1944...D-Day. Today marks the 76th anniversary of that day that changed the world. May those who participated and have passed rest in eternal peace! Please do not forget them or what they did for those of us who enjoy our freedoms today !!!
Lest we never forget.
As the younger generation that may never have met or known any WWII veteran.

As mentioned earlier. I had the fortune to travel to Normandy, France on a June 6. And got to travel/visit/walk each of the landing beaches. And the surrounding towns.

Stayed in a smaller local downtown hotel in Bayeux, France. Here there were multiple reenactors in GI uniforms driving US WWII vehicles. With reenactors all across the landing areas.
A day trip to the beaches and a stop over in Sainte-Mere-Eglise where Red Buttons is still hanging in his parachute on the church roof. With a museum with a landing glider in tact.

All of the French locals were overly friendly. Standing at one of the beaches - local French folks would walk up to us and say "thank you". As they could tell we were Americans by our talking.

The Normandy American Cemetery will and does take ones breath away. Reading the grave stones can and will make one weep.
Apparently, more then a few had the last name of Unknown - Known only to God.

Close to 10,000 gravestones.

In remembrance to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice - for the rest of us.
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:44 PM   #4
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Mark Felton has added D-day's target of enemy radar emplacements to his many ten-minute film-making shows.

Google YouTube, Mark Felton, and D-day to see them.

He's assembled many (mostly) British military attempts to remove them. (With great success).

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Thank you, Professor and Aps.
It has been 20 years since we toured the Normandy Beaches, but yes, it was a very emotional experience. It's hard to imagine the enormity of D-Day even when you're there.
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