…perhaps the fact escaped you, but is the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landing tomorrow. And here in Bayeux there are celebrations on the way. Wartime music is broadcasted on the speakers, people are singing “It’s a long way to Tipperary” at two in the morning, and Omaha beach is filled with wartime jeeps and soldiers in uniforms. It feels rather special being here, and I couldn’t help but remembering the famous speech of Sir Winston Churchill.

We are truly blessed not having to have to go through what those soldiers did, nor living under such oppression. But it’s also a blessing, and perhaps more a privilege to be here on such an occasion.

Indeed never has so much been owed by so many to so few…and let’s not forget, still is…

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a beautiful day to remember

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Omaha Beach anno 2016 IMG_1842

remembering D-Day….I was quite pleased with this shot myself

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remnants of the mulberry harbour can be seen in the distance

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a poignant message…we “would rather die on our feet than live on our knees”

Franklin D. Roosevelt