Sunday, June 5, 2016


I have posted this same item almost every year that I ave done this Blog, and I see no reason to change it (except for the anniversary number), so here you go....

Tomorrow marks the 72nd anniversary of one of the greatest undertakings in all of history.  To mark the occasion, allow me to reprint the post that I have posted on this date for each of the last three years.


Every year on this day, I always go back and re-read a section from Andy Rooney's 1995 book, "My War."

There have been only a handful of days since the beginning of time on which the direction the world was taking has been changed for the better in only one twenty-four hour period by an act of man. June 6, 1944, was one of them.

What the Americans, the British, and the Canadians were trying to do was get back an entire continent that had been taken from its rightful owners and whose citizens had been taken captive by Adolf Hitler's German army. It was one of the most monumentally unselfish things one group of people ever did for another.


Take moment or two tomorrow to remember what happened on the beaches of Normandy 72 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this brief but fitting homage to the brave men who saved the world on this, the longest day in history. Their sacrifice is beyond comprehension, leadership by Ike and others was incredible and the world must never forget how freedom won over tyranny on June 6th, 1944.