June 6th {1944-2015}

{*lyrics taken from ‘The Longest Day’}

Approaching the shores of Normandy, 1944

Many men came here as soldiers
Many men will pass this way
Many men will count the hours
As they live the longest day.

The barrage of German fire takes a heavy toll. | Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

Many men are tired and weary
Many men are here to stay
Many men won’t see the sunset
When it ends the longest day.

American troops take a breather before they move further inland. | Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

The longest day, the longest day
This will be the longest day
Filled with hopes and filled with fears
Filled with blood and sweat and tears.

D-Day is codenamed “Operation Neptune” and is the landing component of the overall plan to liberate Normandy from Nazi control, codenamed “Operation Overlord.” | Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

Many men, the mighty thousands
Many men to victory
Marching on right into battle
In the longest day in history.

Omaha Beach: June 6th, 1944 by gorekun, via Flickr

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2 thoughts on “June 6th {1944-2015}

  1. Amazing song.
    My brother pointed out yesterday that D-Day was 71 years ago–a whole lifetime for some people. I actually had a really good friend who was a WWII veteran and he died last year, which is sad.

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