Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Honoring Our Longest Day

JUNE 6, 1944. D-DAY. SEVENTY YEARS AGO. Under the deadly fire of bombs and guns, the Allied Armies retook to the beaches of Normandy. Our Longest Day, historians labeled that day of heroic sacrifice. I haven’t seen much about D-Day in the news in recent years. I looked for it, but it hasn’t been there […]


D Day. Honoring the Longest Day

June 6, 1944. D-Day. I was 13 years old. I followed the war intensely in those days, watching every newsreel, reading every 15-cent issue of Life Magazine I could get my hands on. Bobby Longtine was our first neighborhood casualty, in the Pacific theater of operations. I will never forget when I saw the Gold […]