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.