D-Day: The Longest Day June 6, 1944

For those who experienced firsthand those beaches on that eventful day and who are still with us today, we owe you a debt of gratitude.  Your struggle and sacrifice aided in the liberation of Europe.

For those who have passed beyond the memories and horrors of those days we salute you.  We honour you with a moment of silence which is just a small token of our appreciation.

If you know someone who was there, give them a thank-you or stand at their grave and place a rose to recall their sacrifice.  Many men died that day from various nations.

D-Day is a day to remember the men who met their call to serve their country.  Tyranny is always at the door knocking to enter.

Men and women still meet this brave call of duty as they serve in numerous countries around the globe.  Military service has been a honorable part of citizenship for countless centuries.

G. D. Williams       © 2011

References

D-Day June 6, 1944

http://www.army.mil/d-day/

D-Day PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/

The National D-Day Memorial

http://www.dday.org/

D-Day Fact Sheet

http://www.kansasheritage.org/abilene/ikedday.html

D-Day United Kingdom

http://www.dday.co.uk/

Bernard Law Montgomery

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dday/peopleevents/p_montgomery.html

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/field_marshall_bernard_montgomer.htm

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWmontgomery.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/montgomery_bernard.shtml

Walter Dickens Reflects

http://youtu.be/a-wTKchWKEY

Bill Simms Reflects

http://youtu.be/9G0rExum_5c

Voices of Veterans

http://youtu.be/0E7pJSC097w

Canadians On D-Day

http://members.shaw.ca/junobeach/index.htm

WWII’s People’s War BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a6651218.shtml

June 6, 1984 President Ronald Reagan 40th Anniversary Normandy

http://youtu.be/eEIqdcHbc8I

The Longest Day Theme

http://youtu.be/gZ7hYEJt2UY

Patton Theme

http://youtu.be/GhalN-k8g0g

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