A Multi-generalization Thanks

For reasons that will become clear in the not that distant future, I was torn between two themes for today’s article. In my opinion I chose the more important. Tomorrow is the eightieth anniversary of D-Day. I cannot let that go especially in the last year of this site.

On June 4, 1944 over 150,000 allied troops – mainly, but not exclusively American, British and Canadian – landed on the beaches of France and it was the beginning of the end of World War II. This number does not include the thousands of support personnel including the air and sea service members that were directly involved.

Especially my generation, the Baby Boomers, should be grateful. In many cases our very existence was a byproduct of that event. Extend that just a bit and every subsequent birth in the free world was a result.

Don’t confuse my brevity for insincerity. The D-Day participants saved democracy, the democracy that I have enjoyed living under my entire life. To those (and few of you are still among us) who participated in any way in that day and on the behalf of my and subsequent generations I offer a deep albeit inadequate thanks!

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