My facebook news feed has been inundated with well wishes, thoughts and memories about D-Day and very rightfully so, you usually see lots of nonsense on there, so its good to see posts related to the 70th anniversary of D-Day instead (which was on the 5th of June).
It’s an opportunity to show respect for the people who gave their lives protecting our freedom. Although the day itself has passed with some spectacular ceremonies the events do continue throughout the summer so you still have a chance to be involved.
You can see more information about D-Day on this detailed infographic to refresh your memory. I loved history at school, and hopefully there are lessons to be learnt from the past, mistakes to be avoided and a hopeful wish for peace to reign supreme. Seeing the number of graves is upsetting, it’s a chance to spare a thought for the fallen.
My dad's middle name is actually Norman after his own father having been in Normandy during the war. A fact I never knew until my mum just told me now. It sounds like the war touched my family too, we were lucky though my grandparents did survive the war, although they sadly lost people close to them.
Image source: Brittany Ferries presents the D-Day guide.