What’s in a day?

June 6, 1944 New York Times D-Day Edition

June 6, 1944. D-Day. The day that marked the invasion of Normandy, France. The day that 156,000 men began prosecuting the assault on Axis dominated Fortress Europe. The day that 12,000 allied soldiers became casualties of a World War. We must, it is our obligation and duty, remember them, remember their sacrifice, and be vigilant to never give away that which was so dearly purchased on our behalf.

For me to maintain a proper perspective on such events it helps to hear the sounds and view the faces of the day. So here is how

I am reminding myself of what I dare not forget on the 67th anniversary of D-Day.

Eisenhower with the 101st Airborne at 20:30 June 5, 1944. D-Day began at 04:00 June 6, 1944.

D-Day: Times Square NY. Note the news ticker with the headline of the attack.
D-Day: Soldiers clinging to the beach
D-Day: Many were injured and maimed
D-Day: Many paid the ultimate sacrifice
D-Day Cemetery in Normandy, France

So today I say a prayer in thanks that God gave men the courage to do what must be done on that D-Day and me the grace to benefit from their sacrifice today.


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