Today we remember D-Day. June 6, 1944. Seventy years ago today, the end of World War II began in the Battle of Normandy. By late August 1944, the Allies were able to liberate Western Europe from the control of Nazi Germany.
My grandfather used to tell me stories of D-Day. He was in France at the time (as a soldier), but did not participate in the raid. What he brought back from that moment were French stamps and coins, including Nazi money.
These were items that were passed down to me. Each time I touch these relics, I think of what my family was feeling during that time period. I think about that moment in time and how many lives were lost. I think of the state of the world during that time.
For those who don’t know the story of D-Day, go down memory lane with The History Channel as they tell the story of long ago.
Also of Interest
I just came across this beautiful blog today written by a woman in Normandy, France. The pictures and stories are of a life lived. Very beautifully done: My French Country Home.