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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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75th Annv. D day

When your sitting in your stand this year say a prayer of thanks for these heroes, and I do mean heroes, that stormed those beaches and turned the tide of WW2. Without them who knows what world we would be living in right now. It was hard to hold back the tears when they were being interviewed. This will be the last major gathering for what is left of these vets. Thank you for my freedom.
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The Greatest Generation. I have watched the last few days when the news was doing reports and interviews about these heroes. Somebody should approach the survivors that were at today's ceremony and try to write a book about their experiences before they are gone and a very important part of history goes to the grave with them.Watched the Normandy Ceremony from 5am till 7:30 this morning. Its put a chill up your spine and brought a few tears while I watched and kept thinking about the bravery and horrors these soldiers experienced as they stormed the beaches that day. I worked for a farmer in the 1970s, a quiet and well-mannered gentleman, he never mentioned he was in the service. Found out years later he was in the first wave to hit the beach that morning. The 97 year old parachuting onto the beach yesterday, like he had did 75 years before was amazing to watch and hear his interview. My next door neighbor is 97 years old and the last of only 2 men still alive from his Army group. He fought in the Ardennes Forest and the Battle of the Bulge.
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Nothing but respect for this bunch of guys. My Dad was in a dive bomber in the Pacific. Respect for all our Vets.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:20 AM
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If you have some time, listen to a few hours of this. The entire broadcast day from June 6, 1944


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Unreal what those guys went through to take that beach. I walked the top of the cliffs when I was 15 or so....even then it was an eerie feeling walking through the old fox holes and craters. Heroes for sure.

Thanks to all those who served and have served!
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Saw a clip yesterday of a girl interviewing collage kids and asking them about D-day. Didn't have a clue.
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Saw a clip yesterday of a girl interviewing collage kids and asking them about D-day. Didn't have a clue.

They probably thought it was Democrat Day !!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 10:24 PM
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It's sad that there are fewer and fewer vets of WWII in our Memorial Day parade anymore. Many have passed on. They sure have my respect.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 01:09 PM
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June 6 rings in my mind each year and I associate it with D-day each year. I remember my dad telling me of how he talked with civil war vets on the 75th anniversary of Gettysburg in 1938. Now it has come full circle to where someday a father will tell his children that he talked with a WWII vet on the 75th anniversary of D-day when he was 18. What people have gone through so that a "bad day" for me is losing electricity for a day in a storm. I will never forget their sacrifice and service.
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