Today like so many of us we are remembering the allied invasion of Europe on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Over nine thousand soldiers were killed or wounded on that day, but many,many more started their march across Europe to peace in Europe. I found this tombstone while in Gretna, Virginia. I don't know if he was in the invasion, but I thought it was fitting that I attached a photo of someone that was involved in the war.
Also, if anyone has the chance to go to Bedford, Virginia this year. You should check out the National D-Day Memorial there. Bedford, Virginia suffered the highest per capital D-Day losses in the nation.
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
D Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
D-Day Done Right.(D-Day: The Battle for Normandy)(Book review): An article from: Policy Review