June 06, 2008
D-Day 6th June - 64 Years On
In amongst the celebrity gossip, the cynicism and sarcasm I'd like to remind the readers of this blog that 64 years ago tens of thousands of men were fighting for their lives on the beaches of France.
We are already down to a meagre handful of surviving veterans of the trenches of 1914-1918. As the years go by we will see lower and lower numbers of those, who on the 6th of June 1944, survived places we can only have nightmares about. Pegasus Bridge, Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, Sword beach, they all claimed the lives of men who courageously went into the unknown with no idea if they would return.
Remember them today.
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I was in Normandy with Harley Reynolds. He was with B-Company 16th Infantry and one of the first men to reach the bluff. A survivor of 3-first wave landings, a very lucky man indeed. His new book, "How I Survived 3 First Wave Invasion" hit the streets of Normandy at the 64th anniversary and I believe it will be a great hit over here in the U.S. as well. You can find it at: www.omahaharley1fl.com . I will have photos on my site of the anniversary soon.
Posted by: Tim | Jun 18, 2008 12:06:37 PM