Was it really 69 years ago?
D-Day, when so many lost their lives. I watched the movie D-Day, the 6th of June recently, during the Memorial Day movie marathon of war movies. The more history I learn, the more it awes me.
My dad, shown here had enlisted before graduation, having enough credits to graduate. He was placed in Darby's Rangers and saw action well before D-Day, being wounded in Sicily in 1943, and home recovering by then. Between his wounds and his hearing loss, he was unable to go back.
On my mom's side, a cousin was also serving in World War II. If he was there for D-Day, he survived. I am not sure if he was there then or not. Unfortunately Paul died during the Battle of the Bulge.
More people died on that one day 69 years ago than has died so far in the current conflict.
Let us not forget them.