Sunday, June 6, 2010

D Day - 66 years later

Sixty six years ago, my Daddy landed on the beaches of Normandy.  It was Omaha Beach.  6 in the morning.
When I was a little girl and war movies would come on tv, it was a rarity for him to watch them.  Occasionally he would watch weekly comedy shows like Hogan's Heros and McHales Navy.  Now that he has decades between himself and that day, he wants to talk about this day. 

When the movie Saving Private Ryan came out several years ago, I just knew he wouldn't want to see it. I remembered the nightmares he would have while I was growing up.  But he did watch it, tears streaming down his face.  He kept saying over and over again, "how in the world did they get it so right?"

We always fly flags here on the Hill.  Daddy, I don't know how they got it so right in that film, but I am so very glad that the Allies got it right. 

God bless America.  Thank a veteran today, even if it isn't Memorial Day, Veterans Day. 


Snugglebug Blessings said...

Amen Blondie amen. Thank God he made men like that. Strong, determined, honorable, and a blessing to all of us. God bless your dad and mine for serving. Cathy

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


My father was also in Normandy at Omaha Beach. He doesn't like talking about the war either but in the last few years he has mentioned some tidbits of information. He did seem to like France right after the war was over. He was an MP (military police). He was in five different campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge.

Thank the LORD for our fathers and others who have served; past , present and future !


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Cathy and Linda
Cathy, our fathers will always be the heros of that generation. Their attitude of right makes might gave them their edge!
Linda, I wouldn't be surprised if our Dad's paths didn't cross more than once. My Daddy was also at the Battle of the Bulge and several other campaigns - in fact a few years ago was awarded his medals that were "lost" for 60 years! It was a bittersweet time for him.
Blessings, gals!

Donna said...

God bless your daddy for serving his country! That had to have been an awful time in his life. My dad was part of the first wave of troops into Japan after the bombs were dropped. He never would talk about it.