D-Day Landings/Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944

The Cliffs of Normandy

Fifty years after, walking on flat ground above
the water, vast to the sight and empty yet, steel blue, placid
like the black cows grazing on the furrowed field
sky a colored mirror
watching, waiting, breath bated –
for an eye blink’s vision clicking quickly into clear focus –
armada of liberation, filling the sea
idea so daring, it stuns still
conceived and carried out with brilliant care
burden of risk bearing great hope
present sacrifice agreed exchange for future life

Aerial view of Pointe du Hoc 6:30 am June 6, 1944 from Spitfire, LC Denton

present day with memorial

Rangers scale La Pointe du Hoc


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4 Responses to D-Day Landings/Normandy Invasion June 6, 1944

  1. beeblu says:

    How miserable it must have been for those men.

  2. SandySays1 says:

    They did so much, in total anonymity, for so many. The least we can do is remember. Thank you!

  3. Gray Dawster says:

    A fantastic posting my dear friend Monica,
    and some really good photographs to accompany
    it. Those uncertain times must have been
    overwhelming for the majority of soldiers fighting,
    and we will always remember the fallen.

    Have a lovely Tuesday my lovely friend.


    Andro xx

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