Memorial Day: The Dutch People Still Remember Our GIs, 76 Years and Counting

SUNDAY, 77TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY/JUNE 06, 1944, OPERATIONS OVERLORD and NEPTUNE…AS WE ARE RESEARCH AND REWARD TAUGHT, THAT D-DAY WAS THE LARGEST MILITARY AMPHIBIOUS LANDING…UNTIL, YES EVEN, THIS DAY-77 YEARS LATER!!!

THE BEACHES…OMAHA and UTAH/AMERICANS, SWORD and GOLD/BRITISH, JUNO/CANADIANS…JUNE 6, 1944, AND SOME SERIOUS FIERCE FIGHTING…IN FRANCE TILL NEAR THE END OF AUGUST/1944, THEN ON THE WAY TO BERLIN, GERMANY…WITH MANY LOSSES, MANY HARDSHIPS; THOUGH THANKFULLY FOR US-THE ALLIED WORLD, 11 MONTHS LATER, VICTORY FOR THE ALLIES ON MAY, 08, 1945…VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY!!!

Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!! Poem by Rudyard Kipling.

At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING…WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!

Blog credit: W.W.II TRACINGS

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WE REMEMBER, LEST WE FORGET, YOU ALL ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM…Yours Aye-WITH LOVE-RESPECT-GRATITUDE-KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR DUTY-HONOR-VALOR,,, LOVE YOU ALL-Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

WWII Tracings

Two years ago, when Ed and I were tracing the path of the 111th through Europe, we stopped to visit the Netherlands American Cemetery near Margraten, not far from Maastricht. Its striking appearance reminded us of the American cemetery in Normandy, beautifully designed and very moving to see. A U.S. government office, The American Battle Monuments Commission, operates this and 16 other military cemeteries and memorials world-wide.

Netherlands American Cemetery near Margraten,Netherlands

The day we visited, we noticed several people bringing flowers to the graves. When we got to the visitor center, we asked the woman on duty what was going on. She told us that every American soldier’s grave, all 8,288 of them, has been adopted by a Dutch person or family. Many have been doing this for several generations.

Dutch woman carrying flowers to an American soldier’s grave

The Dutch people have always been incredibly grateful to the…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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