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Monday, June 6, 2011

D-Day 67 Years Later

The anniversary of the D-Day landings seem to be largely ignored this year, but there are those who will never forget. In the small town of Bedford, VA, they remember D-Day every year. Why, Bedford, VA, you might wonder? Because Bedford lost more men per capita than any other city in the US during the D-Day invasions. When we went to the 65th anniversary Battle of the Bulge Memorial Walk (Dec 09), we were lucky enough to attend a showing of the movie Bedford: The Town They Left Behind. It was incredibly moving and there were many tears shed by those in the audience. This is the trailer for it. If you're interested, it can be purchased at Amazon.com and is also available as an instant download for $2.99.  I don't normally tout movies or products in my memorial posts, but this seems appropriate.  It is an amazing documentary.



 I did a post last year on D-Day with photos of our trip to Normandy.  If you'd like to see them, you can find the post here.   It was a somber and amazing trip. 

Take a moment today to remember all the men who stormed those beaches.  Honor their bravery and be grateful that they were willing to face this almost insurmountable task.   This world could be a very different place if it weren't for them.



2 comments:

Deb said...

Thanks for reminding us...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great post!! My grandfather's brother fought at Normandy, while my grandfather was on a ship in the English channel. :)

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