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Remembering D-Day

 

A few weeks ago we had the privilege to visit the cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, 9387 white marble gravestones are peIMG_1546 - Version 2 copyrfectly lined up on the field that overlooks Omaha beach. I just kept thinking seventy- two years ago June 6, 1944 also know as D-Day, Some 156,000 American, British, Canadian and a few Irish landed on five beaches along the cost of Normandy. And just beside us was Omaha beach, were the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties. So this June 6, I’ll raise a glass and toast the heroism of all those young men who fought to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. Without their service and sacrifice, our world would be a darker place. Remembering this day IMG_1570 - Version 2not for the glory of war, but for the magnitude of the selflessness and sacrifice made by these men and woman on June 6, 1944. General Patton may have summed it up best when he said, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”