It has been a very long time since I last posted. I can make up a bunch of excuses, but the bottom line is that I got burnt out and needed a break.
I am fresh and ready to write every day again.
Today’s post will be mostly about the invasion of Normandy 75 years ago. I have interesting stats pertained to the day:
156,000 troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and many other allies partook during this invasion.
5 beaches along the 50 mile stretch of Normandy coast were targeted for landing, with the allied code names of Utah, Omaha, Gold, and Sword.
6,000 landing ships and crafts. .
50,000 vehicles were used.
11,000 Planes were used.
12,004 total killed , wounded, or missing. (United States 8,230, United Kingdom, 2,700, and Canada 1,074)
326,000 who reached the beaches by June 11th.
496, 777 WWII veterans who are still alive as of 2018.
This was a horrible day for lost soldiers, but in the end it was much needed and led to the victory for the allies later.
If you were one of the soldiers who fought on that day, God bless you and you are a bonafide hero. You truly are the “Great Generation.”
If for some reason you are struggling with PTSD, TBI, depression, war wounds, etc, Please get help. Here is a phone number you can call to get immediate help:
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