Saturday, June 06, 2009

The LuLac Edition #839, June 6th, 2009



Growing up in the fifties and sixties, even as a child I could see that the great war of the forties still had a hold on members of my family. Keep in mind that when President Kennedy was elected in 1960, we weren't even two decades past the end of WWII. My uncles who served overseas in the war said very little about their own personal adventures, focusing instead on telling me their thoughts on the policies and personalities that got us there. It was not until their individual deaths did family members and friends find out the extent of their service. Medals and awards were displayed along with the flag for their heroic deeds for the first time publicly. It was typical of the WWII generation that no one bragged about their medals or achievements. Coming from a rambunctious and rather vocal family on both sides, I found this amazing. But I get the sense from my uncles that they were just glad to be home and safe letting history and their medals do the talking for them after they were gone. From YOU TUBE, in commemoration of D Day, here's something I'm sure you'll find interesting.


At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see your D-Day Tribute.
Can you imagine what that Day was like? The answer is "No", unless you were there. Unimaginable Courage, Great Planning and Execution. "Ike" probably smoked 4 packs of cigarettes before noon!
If ever it came down to things being put into the hands of the "common soldier", it did that day and they were magnificent.


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