Posted by: Author | June 6, 2014

D-Day on My Mind- Or Operation Overlord

from historybyzim site

from historybyzim site

This is the post I had on Over the Backyard Fence on Wednesday and I thought it would be good to share over here as well since it is D-Day today.

Over The Backyard Fence

Jillian here:  I’ve been thinking this week about the 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6) which we all know was the beginning of the end of the Second World War in Europe. I have a dear friend who was there and he is getting more elderly as all those veterans are. It saddens me to think how they will all be gone before we know it.

I am glad that longevity seems to be on the rise. So many of these wonderful veterans would already be gone if the former numbers were still true. It used to be that living to be in your late 70s was considered a long life. Now we have so many who live into their 90s and even into the 100s that we are blessed to be able to listen to their personal experiences for longer and people who may have never been able to…

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  1. I feel the same way. It’s wonderful when the old timers get to tell their stories before the stories are lost.

    • For sure, Flossie. It will be sad when the last one goes for sure.


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