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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Normandy Landings – June 6, 1944

We borrowed the following from… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

“The Allies failed to achieve any of their goals on the first day. Carentan, St. Lô, and Bayeux remained in German hands, and Caen, a major objective, was not captured until 21 July. Only two of the beaches (Juno and Gold) were linked on the first day, and all five beachheads were not connected until 12 June; however, the operation gained a foothold that the Allies gradually expanded over the coming months. German casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were documented for at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. Museums, memorials, and war cemeteries in the area now host many visitors each year.”

We offer the above for a very simple reason – our men and our allies men are the reason we today can carry on endlessly about the this and that’s that apparently overwhelm some of us...today.

To those so “overwhelmed” a simple suggestion...visit and spend time at American military cemeteries around the globe filled with very young men who gave all for others.

God bless and care for each and every one of these good young men.

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