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post #1 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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06 June 44, Normandy invasion...its been a busy day, I almost missed the fact it is 06 June, I am ashamed to say. I am just posting in case anyone else hadn't noticed the date and wanted to take a second to honor the memory of those that sacrificed and landed there.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 08:51 PM
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I didn't think about it until my dad sent me a text about it this morning, and then I looked at my calendars and they said nothing about it. Kind of sad. But I will definitely take a moment to moment to remember the fallen and the survivors.
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Yes it is.
I was stationed in Europe on the 40th anniversary.
It was a big deal in France and the Netherlands where I was stationed.
However June 6 is also the day the 6 Days War started and Israel reclaimed Jerusalem. Shalom
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We recently made and then lost a very dear friend in a gentleman who was there...(just a few short months from having made his acquaintance, my husband had the honor and burden of laying him to rest - the double edged sword of working at the Veteran's cemetery)....I spent the day thinking of him and all those who were there with him on that day. The history he shared with us (and that I have been fortunate enough to hear from others) is truly something that needs to be known.
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As the grandson of a survivor of the Shoah I always stop and thank anyone I meet at the VA hospital or anywhere else that served during WW2.
My mothers family was from Holland.
All mankind owe those that served during that war a degt of gratitude.
Thanks Missy May for this thread. Great idea.
You have shamed me for not posting about it but I will get over it.
I'll beat you to it next year. Shalom
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As the grandson of a survivor of the Shoah I always stop and thank anyone I meet at the VA hospital or anywhere else that served during WW2.
My mothers family was from Holland.
All mankind owe those that served during that war a degt of gratitude.
Thanks Missy May for this thread. Great idea.
You have shamed me for not posting about it but I will get over it.
I'll beat you to it next year. Shalom
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We recently made and then lost a very dear friend in a gentleman who was there...(just a few short months from having made his acquaintance, my husband had the honor and burden of laying him to rest - the double edged sword of working at the Veteran's cemetery)....I spent the day thinking of him and all those who were there with him on that day. The history he shared with us (and that I have been fortunate enough to hear from others) is truly something that needs to be known.
That is sad. You have been fortunate. I have only ever known one person that was there. They did not ever relate any stories to me, though. However, they did get "irritated" at something I, at first, couldn't understand. I use to play paint ball war games. I lived in an extremely isolated area...so entertainment was limited. Anywho, I was one of only 2 females that played - the rest were men. The gentleman would get all grumpy when he saw me (I knew him pretty well) on the days I played. So, at last he said why....in a nutshell it was b/c he found the idea of grown men "playing war" and acting like fools offensive since he had seen the real thing - they should be doing something constructive. I have to admit that originally I found his reaction "non-sensical". But, later for other reasons - I saw the point. People, including me, sometimes forget the true price that has been paid for their freedom.

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