D-Day — JUNE 6, 1944

Standing on the sideline of life while others fight in my stead, does not entitle me to preach to anyone how they should or shouldn’t feel about anything, the pulpit already is a bit too crowded in my opinion. So I will just offer my own thoughts on this particular day with the image of Normandy still clear in my mind as if it were yesterday that I walked its beaches.

160,000 Allied troops landed on that Tuesday, on that 50-mile stretch of French coastline, seventy years ago today. As did 5,000 ships and 13,000 pieces of aircraft leaving 9,000 of our soldiers killed or wounded during this invasion. Staggering numbers? Oh yes.

War is gruesome. There are never winners. Just sacrifices and causes. Some even worth dying for.

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