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Thursday, June 06, 2024

"To remember": June 6th, 1944

 Company A, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach
(Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France)
on the morning of June 6, 1944.
Photo credit: Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent

Today is the eightieth anniversary of the single greatest military maneuver in recorded history: the invasion of the Normandy coast by the Allied Forces.

No other words need to be said.  "D-Day" is all that is needed to evoke the boldness, the bravery, and the horror of that day.

I do however recommend that if you are ever in the Roanoke, Virginia area, a visit to the nearby town of Bedford and the National D-Day Memorial is highly suggested.  Bedford lost more sons at Normandy than any other town in America, which is why it was chosen to be the site of the memorial.  Here are some pics I took when we visited it in 2012...