June 6th 1944 D-Day
Who can fail to be moved by the heroism and bravery of those who took part in the D-Day landings, seventy years ago today?
The words ‘heroism’ and ‘bravery’ don’t even begin to do justice to the troops who landed on the Normandy beaches and liberated northern France – or to those who died in the attempt.
How can mere words even begin the thank and honour all those who were involved in such an amazing endeavour?
How can you fully describe the determination and sacrifice or convey the terror and desperation of the battles or even the elation of victory?
The truth lives only in the memories of those veterans who were there and will continue to do so until they join the comrades, whose faces are forever young in their thoughts.
The only tribute I can offer everyone who was involved – from conception to liberation – is to REMEMBER, in the hope that men and women are never called on again to lay down their lives to win freedom, justice and peace from oppressors.
I WILL REMEMBER.