I’m getting ready to head to Normandy to take part in the festivities and remembrances of D-Day, the invasion of France by allied forces on June 6, 1944. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landings and is likely to be the last time the WW II veterans will be able to attend.
Twenty years ago, for the 50th Anniversary, my sister, my son and I accompanied my dad on his first trip back to the battlegrounds where he had landed as a twenty-something guy from Second Street in Philadelphia. He was a combat engineer in the 308 Engineer Battalion of the 83rd Infantry Division, in General Omar Bradley’s First Army.
Marianne On a Mission (M.O.M. said:
Well, this post uploaded itself, unedited and unfinished. I’ll get it under control!
You did it!! Have a safe trip and I am looking forward to reading your posts.
VM Sehy Photography said:
That your dad survived Normady is amazing. My dad was in the Navy during WWII and passed away last year. There probably won’t be any vets left from this war come another 10 years. Sounds like a really cool trip and a neat experience.