It blows my mind that it has been 70 years since Allied troops invaded Normandy in a quest to liberate Europe. I totally remember when it was the 50th anniversary and thinking man, that was a long time ago! Doing some mental math, its weird to think there was less time between the end of World War II and the opening of Disneyland in 1955 and the 9/11 terrorist attacks and today.
There are a lot of great tributes to those who fought and those who sacrificed their lives in the hopes of making the world a better place.
Just a couple to get you started:
The Army Site
Scenes from D-Day – Then and Now on the In Focus Blog
As yesterday’s photo showed, I’ve made it to the coast of France near Mont Saint-Michel, but I do hope one day to visit the beaches of Normandy to pay my respects in person.
Let me add my small voice to the millions who say Thank You to the veterans of this and all wars for their service to this country and the countries of our allies.