Today is D-Day, the 6th of June. Until this year it didn't mean that much to me. Oh yes, I've seen the news footage of the landings at Normandy and I knew it was the beginning of the end of WWII, but I was so very young on the actual day it didn't seem real to me. Until...
I saw the artillilery that our boys faced as they landed. Until I saw the countryside which was farmland with no place to take cover.
Then I saw the beach and the cliffs they had to climb.
And the wreckage of a landing craft still in the sea. I wonder how many were injured or killed when it was hit.
And this is how it ended for so many.
And for the one whose family will never know exactly what happened to their son or husband or boyfriend.