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.