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
D-Day June 6, 1944
The National D-Day Memorial
D-Day Fact Sheet
D-Day United Kingdom
Bernard Law Montgomery
Walter Dickens Reflects
Bill Simms Reflects
Voices of Veterans
Canadians On D-Day
WWII’s People’s War BBC
June 6, 1984 President Ronald Reagan 40th Anniversary Normandy
The Longest Day Theme