Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Normandy Landings



Sixty-six years ago today, along a 50 mile stretch of beach on the Normandy coast of France, almost 200,000 Allied troops and 5,000 ships comprised the largest amphibious invasion of all time. So many of the men who served so bravely there are no longer with us. Let's hope that the memory of their courage and sacrifice doesn't pass away along with them.

4 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Such a beautiful blue vision, in our hearts and our minds eye...we remember!

steven said...

my son has been deeply intrigued by the second world war but surprisingly not because of all the usual stuff that draws boys to war. he's intrigued by the stories of the people who fought - their personal stories, not their war stories. i can't wait for him to wake up so we can remember this day so very long ago. steven

Eryl Shields said...

As long as we have storytellers the memories will stay alive, I would think, unless something mammoth comes along and usurps everything.

The photograph is spectacular.

HKatz said...

Thank you for the post; no we cannot, we must not forget.

he's intrigued by the stories of the people who fought
That's a great way of remembering and learning - to look past the raw numbers (which seem so large and abstract) and see the individual faces of these men.