Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Center of Omaha Beach where US forces landed June 6th 1944
Memorial erected on the 60th anniversary of DDay



The invasion sites and the Cemetery are a sobering experience.  The scale of that operation was huge.  The landing zone is almost 50 miles wide.  Airborne landings were 5 to 8 miles back in.  The allied Air Forces blew up Normandy  supporting the invasion, and the natives of Normandy still love us.  I doubt our country today has the moral fortitude to mount that kind of an effort again.  

Thank you to all our men and women who have served our country.

Copy by Heinz Ahlers with photo by Lois Ahlers.

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  3. They were willing to give everything for their country and the freedom of the world. They all were truly great men and women who gave their solemn pledge to defend their country. They followed in the footsteps of the Soldiers of the Revolution, the war of 1812, the Civil War and WW1. They are leaving us for their heavenly journey at a rapid pace. May God receive them with open arms and my they rest in peace. God Bless America and the men and women that defend her.

    Scott and Cathy Sibley

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    1. Nice post from Scott and Cathy
      Heinz

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