Over 156,000 allied troops landed in Normandy on the first day of invasion (Operation Neptune) on June 6, 1944. These compromised of…
61,715 British soldiers, 73,000 American and 21,400 Canadian.
All of them someone’s child…
Lest not forget that “All of them someone’s child… ALL OF THEM SOMEONE’s CHILD..”
Remembering the brave veterans who took part in the landings and who fought in the war….
CLICK HERE for D-Day 6th June 1944 as it happened..
‘The Fallen’ is a tribute to the 9000 civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.
It’s so humbling to see what was sacrificed for us. I’ve been teary all day.
Thank you for posting this. It is very right to remember that each was someone’s child. I try to imagine it. It breaks my heart. I hope I have done a respectful job of conveying this in my novel. I’m married to a sailor and my dad was a soldier in Vietnam. God bless them all.
~ Tam Francis ~
Thank you for posting this. It’s been a sobering day today as we remember the extraordinary men that faught so bravely inspite of the oposition they faced.
I’ve had tears of gratitude as I remember and honour that Greatest Generation, of which my parents were a part. Such courage… Such a pivotal moment in history.