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Saturday, June 6, 2009

The 65th Anniversary of D Day

My Uncle Ed - WWII

My Mother had three brothers who served in World War II. My father-in-law did too. All were in my heart this morning as we watched President Obama in France.

Always eloquent, Mr. Obama's words today were especially so. "Friends and veterans, what we cannot forget — what we must not forget — is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century," he said.

During the ceremony at Omaha Beach, under an American flag flying high, he spoke from a platform and colonnade engraved with these words: "This embattled shore, portal of freedom, is forever hallowed by the ideals, the valor and the sacrifice."

I cannot imagine the emotion of standing in that place.


Wen Redmond said...

Wow that was moving- My Dad fought that war. It was a really fast way to grow up~

Ellen Guerrant said...

Wow, Wen. He was part of the Greatest Generation.