I Missed It.

Good Thursday everyone. The week is almost over as we head for TGIF and of course The Saturday Special πŸ˜€ I wanted to take a minute that I meant to take yesterday in noting a part of our history in this country. D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France by the Allied forces during W.W.II. I know this blog site isn’t necessarily for talking about war history and that isn’t my intent here. This is just intended to be a short post to note and thank all those who served and gave of themselves so we would have the ability to sit at our computer screens and snark at will.

You can read a synopsis about the invasion HERE. There are very few of these people left who were there. If you ever have the privilege of meeting one of them, which I never have, thank them. If they are willing to speak about it, listen to what they have to say about overcoming what had to be, insurmountable odds. Even with the shear numbers they had to accomplish this task, they were still fighting an uphill battle against a very determined enemy who was well fortified. Let’s also not forget, the airborne troops who were not on the boats but were scattered all over the countryside on that same day and for days to come.

Just thought I’d mention it.


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5 Responses to I Missed It.

  1. Lisa Renee says:

    Hi Jeff, thanks for this post. There is a wonderful orginization called emerald coast honor flight. They take WW2 veterans up to DC to see the memorial built in their honor for free. It is a big deal here in Pensacola. I get chills & shed tears to see these men & women in wheelchairs, or with O2, or walkers with their volunteer escorts leave for DC & when they return. It was started by Rep. Jeff Miller. The airport is filled with supporters waving signs & flags clapping for them lined up all the way to the breezeway. It is the least we can do for those who returned & those who didn’t. After the vets return they speak to not realizing how much they are appreciated, seeing people that haven’t seen in 40 years & grateful, so grateful for what many call the trip of a lifetime.It is a beautiful thing to witness. D-Day took on a whole new meaning to me. Take care of you & the hound, lisa

    • melthehound says:

      Thank you for that Lisa. πŸ˜€

    • dsc60 says:

      My brother-in-law was stationed in Pensacola back in 1969. The organization you describe sounds wonderful. I have marched in parades as a ladies auxiliary member behind the Color Guard of an American Legion post and to see everyone along the sidelines waving with support fills me with pride for our military men and women. I was In Hawaii for Pearl Harbor day… talk about powerful. My uncle had wrote memoirs from his time in the service which included D-Day. Gave me goosebumps.

  2. dsc60 says:

    How nice MTH. You are so right… we should not only thank these men and women on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. It should be everyday. Thanks for the reminder.

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