The Anniversary of D-DAY

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The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:54 pm

Let us NOT forget that so many made the ultimate sacrifice for OUR freedom!




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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Aceyone » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:08 pm

Quite right :ymapplause:
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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:25 pm

Agreed.

I was saddened last year when I put 6/6/44 as my face book status and a friend of mine asked what I was on about :(
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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:50 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Let us NOT forget that so many made the ultimate sacrifice for OUR freedom!


Well said that man :ymapplause:

Helen. Too many people these days have NO idea and sadly could not care less X(
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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Lucas1860 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:36 pm

Never forget it mate.
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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Olicat » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:22 am

RIP to all who died for the liberation of Europe on this day in 1944. We will not forget you.

This was a memorial at Juno Beach in Normandy where the Canadians landed...
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It reads "Ici. Le 6 Juin 1944 l'heroisme Des forces Alliees libere l'Europe" The English translation is underneath and says "Here. On the 6th June 1944 the heroism of the Allied forced liberated Europe"
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Re: Nearly the anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Wedgy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:31 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Agreed.

I was saddened last year when I put 6/6/44 as my face book status and a friend of mine asked what I was on about :(


Well, lets educate people ....

Mind if I steal your facebook status this year? :D
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Re: The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Donnus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:41 am

lest we forget

It makes me so miffed when people think moments like this dont matter anymore
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Re: The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby 34053 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:21 am

Donnus wrote:lest we forget

It makes me so miffed when people think moments like this dont matter anymore


Exactly! We must never ever forget the sacrifices made that day so that the Nazis could ultimately be defeated.

(Quite appropriate that Channel 4 showed 'Saving Private Ryan' on Friday night).

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Re: The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Mags » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:21 pm

What eveyone above said :)

I watched saving private Ryan on Fri - hadn't seen it before( :ymblushing: ) - not a film watcher.
Really brings it home........... :(
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Re: The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:29 pm

I think I'm going to watch my Band of brothers box set tonight.
Seems appropriate.
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Re: The Anniversary of D-DAY

Postby MOD » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:59 pm

Mags wrote:What eveyone above said :)

I watched saving private Ryan on Fri - hadn't seen it before( :ymblushing: ) - not a film watcher.
Really brings it home........... :(


Indeed Private Ryan and Band of Brothers are great American films showing (in fictional terms ) what the Yanks faced but the best of the lot, and the only one to acknowledge that the UK had any involvement, must surely be the much more historically accurate film 'The Longest Day' , at least in terms of what actually happened on the whole of the D Day beach landings.

I made a point of taking both my daughters to Normandy for the 40th,50th and they then asked to go to the 60th anniversaries of D Day. We got to know Arlette Gondree of Pegasus Cafe quite well. Initially they were surprised to hear that there were more casualties on or over the British beaches than on the USA's beaches.

For sure we could not have done it without the Yanks. ;)

BTW watched the lunchtime news on the Beeb but I didn't see a mention....

Whilst there is just one guy still alive, who saw the D Day beaches actually on D Day, then we are surely honour bound to remember this day. A day that went on to define present day Europe and our relationship with the USA for generations still to come.

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