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Never forget

June 6, 1944, D-Day, Allied troops stormed Normandy’s beaches. Allies included troops from Canada, Great Britain, the USA, and 6 other countries. Heroes a thousand times better than me died this day.

I saw the 1962 movie, The Longest Day, with my uncle, James Fugit who served under Patton. He said the movie realistically depicted D-Day. (black & white movie–much of the footage is actual combat film) A prayer for these men.

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On June 6th, 1944 American, British, Canadian, French and other nations’ troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and attacked Nazi fortifications. Thousands died or were wounded. I don’t have the records, but I expect that by war’s end, most of these men and women would be dead or wounded. I didn’t realize it until this year, but not only did the solders wade the beaches, but a substantial percentage parachuted onto the beaches.

The Louisville Courier-Journal says that 450,000 American World War 2 vets are still alive. Many of them were in D-Day. Let us salute their bravery and sacrifice while they yet live.

 

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