Monday, June 6, 2016

Today In History - The Largest Amphibious Invasion In History

Today, June 6, 2016 marks the largest amphibious invasion in history. It also marks a day on which the United States of America and its allies had over 10,000 casualties including over 4,000 airmen, troops and sailors killed during the Normandy Landings in WWII. France lost at least 3,000 civilians (the French civilian losses took place both on D-Day and D+1). The invasion of Normandy by Allied forces led the way for the Allies to defeat the Axis powers and thus to free the world of the tyranny of Nazi Germany.

Take a moment to remember them today and to thank them for their sacrifices. If you actually know of a surviving soldier, airman or sailor who participated in that battle and who lives near you, I suggest you go out of your way to shake his hand, give him a hug and thank him in person and that you do it today (they don't have much time left). It would have been a very different world had it not been for the brave men who fought on that day to liberate Europe and to prevent the rest of the world from being conquered by the Axis powers - a very different and terrible world indeed.

To learn more about D-Day, go to these links:

https://www.army.mil/e2/rv5_downloads/d-day/the-meaning-of-dday-fact.pdf
 
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

All the best,
Glenn B
 

Home Again

Safe and sound at home again after a pretty long return set of flights. Walked in the door at home at about 1130 Sunday morning. Shortly after that I passed out for a nap. I will be posting more pics of the trip later this week.

All the best,
GB
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