Friday, June 6, 2008

The Longest Day: 6 June, 1944

Go read about Utah & Omaha beaches here.

Google is celebrating Diego Velazquez- it figures.

I had the opportunity to talk with an older gentleman a few years ago, & the discussion came around to the military- I asked him if he had served.

"Oh yeah", he replied. "Most everyone did in those days".

I pressed on- where did you go?

"Well, I was over in France, y’know, at Normandy." Then he quickly added, as if in apology, "But I was only there for the first three days ‘cause I got hurt & they sent me back…"

Yeah, ONLY the first three days at Normandy. Such are, & were, these men.

Thank you Charlie.

Enlighten someone today about this momentous event a short 64 years ago.


the pawnbroker said...

nice story, doubletrouble...nice of you too to provide the ending to ike's speech over at marko's...and i would add that to the modernized version that i advocated there; i really think the times are similar...

my d-day tribute is here:



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