Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
I want to express my gratitude for all the men and women who served on the Allied side in WWII. Without their service, this would have been a world of misery for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.
I want to thank men in my family who served during the war. There are others who served, but I don't know everyone's names from back in those days. My own father did some war work in this country, but was not in the military.
Here are the people I know about it. I thank them.
My uncle: Phil Vision
George's father: Richard Angwin
George's cousins: Albert, Harrhy and Eugene Lewis
Also, my dear friend Laura Schneider's father Paul, who landed on Omaha Beach.
I am sharing a recent picture of Laura with her father. As Laura wrote on Facebook: "70 years ago, 18-year-old Paul Schneider landed on Omaha Beach. He had enlisted because he felt it was his duty as an American to serve his country."
None of my family fought at D-Day. My father would have been fighting in New Guinea at the time. I agree with your sentiments. (Of course there were plenty of Americans in Australia at the time. My aunt married an American!!)
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