Saturday, 6 June 2009

D-Day 65th Anniversary

I found this on youtube, it's a BBC news report about the opening moments of D-Day, 6th June 1944 from the 60th anniverary commemorations. Three gliders landed near and took Pegasus Bridge even before the brave Allied forces stormed the Normandy Beaches of Gold, Sword, Juno, Utah and Omaha where so many men died.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon

1 comment:

Hollace said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tribute. They didn't all die young, but we are losing the rest of the heroes these days, one by one.