Sunday, June 7, 2009

D-Day Remembered.

I know that I'm a couple of days behind, but it's better late than never...

On June 6th 1944 over 160,000 young men of all the western allied nations landed on the beaches of France to mount the single largest landing campaign in history. The suffered massive losses but ultimately broke Hitler's Atlantic Wall.

The Canadians that landed on Juno beach that gray morning suffered a 50% casualty rate on the first wave, the second highest of the invasion.

This won't be a long drawn out post about logistics and opinions on military tactics. This is simply a post to salute our boys and the boys of all the other nations that participated.

French, English, Canadian, American, Polish, Norwegian all fought side by side regardless of race, color, origin or birthplace. Thanks to them and all others who fought in the Second World War we can all live the way we do.

I owe you all so much.

I will never forget.

Thank you.

Muchacho Enfermo

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