Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Operation Overlord

Seventy-two years ago today
The Allies "Operation Overlord" was put into action

You may know it as D Day

Omaha Beach

The German view
As they would see the channel on June 6, 1944

The beach itself
Where so many lost their life
And where the Allies laid the groundwork to defeat the Germans

And on the ground which looked over Omaha Beach
So many who lost their lives during D Day are buried
Buried with their comrades
(The choice of their families for President Truman authorized any family who wanted their loved one returned to the States and buried among family.    Most said that they died with their brothers they should stay with their brothers)

Some soldiers are known only to God.

In remembrance of D Day,

We'll fly our flags in the front pots.

Our hats off to all of those brave soldiers and sailors
who landed on that beach all those years ago.


Linda said...

I hope you don't mind as I shared this with my husband...his father was in the Pacific and Japanese war prisoner.

Martha said...

Linda -- I don't mind at all. Those were brave men all -- those WW 2 vets.

Francie Newcomb said...

Thank you for remembering our brave WWII veterans, Martha!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

We should always remember this day. My great Uncle was part of the 101 Airborne and landed on the beach that day. I have been there to visit several years ago. I can't imagine what it was like during the battle.