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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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68th Anniversary of D-day

I’m on the way to work and this civil war memorial caught my eye and I remembered today is D-day. Funny how that works sometimes. I almost never remember June 6th until after its come and gone. This memorial is for the First Mass Calvary 3rd Brigade for a small battle in Loudoun County Virginia. 55 men lost their lives. The memorial was actually erected by the vets of the battle in 1888.

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Yep... it's Saving Private Ryan for me tonight.

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Not many of those who landed on the Normany beaches are still among the living, and that's rather sad. The stories they once told, and a few can still tell, are worth hearing and remembering.

Watched a DVD entitled "Silent Wings" last evening and found it fascinating. It tells the story of WWII glider pilots - a largely forgotten group of very courageous men who flew unpowered, unarmed aircraft into some of the most dangerous battlefields in Europe. Perhaps some are familiar with Operation Market Garden? If you've watched the film "A Bridge Too Far" you probably are. Glider pilots called it the worst mission of the entire war (for them at least).

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