Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Paul Reed, Jun 6, 2006.
Remembering all those who fought and fell in Normandy on 6th June 1944 - sixty-two years ago today.
06/06/06 only comes round every 1,000 years, because of D-Day's success the Reich did not last that long.
They're amazing men, those who fought the Second World War. God bless the fallen, and those still with us.
If anyone's interested, www.ratpatrolradio.com is rebroadcasting original D-Day news broadcasts all day. It's riveting.
My youngest lad has his "6 Juin 1944 Normandie" t-shirt on today.
Told the other two to Remember D-Day today.
This generation will Remember.
I know that some of the old Vets get criticised for living in the past....Rightly, for we do just that!
But many of us find it so difficult to forget those momentous days, and put behind us the memory of those that never came home.
For we lived, fell in love, married, had kids. Saw summer days here in the green fields of England. Tasted all that is wonderful here.
So I shall continue to keep them in mind, for they never had the chance to enjoy the life that came our way.
:mellow: God Bless. We shall remember. :mellow: Carpe Diem. :mellow:
Just raising a glass of beer to Sapper and his Ilk.
You lot will never be forgotten by some of us.
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=736 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>"You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41.
The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.
Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
The tide has turned.
The free men of the world are marching together to victory.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full victory.
Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
-Eisenhower's D-Day Order.-
If I didn't mis-click in windows calculator, today is D-Day +22,630.
lest we forget
...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
This tale shall be told until the ending of the world.
:ukflag: :patriot: :canflag: :frflag: :ausflag: :nzflag: :nlflag: :grflag:
Remembering the veterans & thanking them for our freedom.
The Great Crusade, forever remembered.
Thank you lads. I shall remember everyone who took part in D-Day and fell for their coutrnies, on both sides.
Remided me of 3 veterans with their eyes full of tears, as the children of the primary school in St Honorine in June 2004, sang to them a song of gratitude. They were crying because it was then that they realised all the sacrifices of those that were no longer with them had been worthwhile.
God bless them all !!!
May we never forget!
"They do not grow old as we do grow old"
I will never forget and neither will my children.
We thank you all.
I found this related thread (see link below) on another forum - the Army Rumours Service - which I thought might also be shown here. The post by 'stickybomb' (!) appears to tell the story, in the survivors' own words, of what happened when the first gliderborne troops to land in occupied France first set off on that 'day of days' 62 years ago today.
God bless them all, and indeed all those who took part. Let us never forget these people nor the sacrifices they made.
"At 00:15 hrs Double British Summer Time on the 6th june 1944 ( ie 23:15 BST, 5th june ) a glider, piloted by S/Sgt Jim Wallwark ( Glider Pilots Regiment ) landed 28 men from 2nd Ox and Bucks, 47 meters from Benouville, later Pegasus Bridge.
D Day had begun."
i have booked to go to normandy next june, my holiday will take in the 6th of june and i was just wondering what events are planned for this day and what are the best places to go the see parades and marches
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