Saturday, June 6, 2015

In Remembrance of D-Day

It has been 71 years since the invasion of the beaches of Normandy by Allied forces. Many men sacrificed their lives to obtain a foothold in France so people and nations could eventually be liberated. When I think of the sacrifice given and hardships made to fight against tyranny a reverential quiet comes over me. Those soldiers did their duty and gave their all in the name of freedom.

There are few World War II veterans left and there are fewer each year. Eventually there will be no more veterans left to be witnesses of that great conflict. All of the veterans of World War I are gone and all we have is history books to tell their tales. The time is not far distant when that too will happen with the veterans of WWII. Let us not forget what they stood for and fought against. Let us thank our veterans while they are still here.

Photo taken during a July Forth celebration in Idaho in 2010