(Allied forces in a landing craft, 6th June 1944)
It’s 75 years tomorrow when allied forces landed in the vast beaches of Normandy, France. Several European nations came together after Germany occupied France. These brave soldiers waged a decisive battle against Adolf Hitler and his German forces entrenched in occupied France, and their bravery finally fostered peace in Europe, and the rest of the world.
Whether we have been able to achieve enduring world-wide peace is still up for discussion at a later date, but the Allied forces put an end to the gory adventures of Adolf Hitler, and many of us live in relative peace today. The fight for freedom was encapsulated in a moving speech by William Churchill on May 18 1944, he said:
‘’We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory despite all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be.’’
The United Kingdom, under the leadership of William Churchill, joined the rest of Allied forces to fight against a force so brutal it is intent on the total annihilation of several nations of the world. The Allied forces worked towards the goal of defeating the enemy on 6th June 1944.
They are our heroes.
The world is not totally at peace, but what we have today is a luxury we can only dream of if Adolf Hitler’s dream to rule the whole world was realised.
Let us rejoice today, and hopefully, the coming days will see a more peaceful world free from slavery, racism, poverty, murders, hatred, and petty human emotions that inhibit living peaceful lives.
NP: I haven’t been able to update my website due to health issues, work commitments, and postgraduate studies. I have respite for a few months and would endeavour to post more articles and would also visit many blogs as much as I can.
Much love, always. 🙂
They are indeed our heroes. A befitting article to thousands of soldiers who lost their lives for our freedom. Great job!
Thank you Christy, their bravery and courage gave us the freedom we now enjoy in the free world.
We owe so much to the men and women of our armed services. The Lord watches over us and our military protects us in His name
We sure do Dannie. Amen to your prayers, and may it echo through generations. I appreciate your visit and comment.
Beautiful tribute. I love this. Hopefully you are getting along in wellness! 🙂
Thanks Michelle, I’m grateful for your kindness. I’m healing albeit slowly but its a patient game, will get there soon. Thanks for stopping by.😀😘
Thank you for the post. Very good to see you. Hope your health improves to perfection. ♥
Thanks Bonny!😀 I’m healing, it’s just so slow but I’ll get there. I appreciate your kindness and visit.
Very nice tribute, Seyi Sandra. Just be glad you’re young and lovely! The older you get the tougher, and longer, it is to heal! — YUR
Thanks unclerave, I appreciate your comment. I’m growing older, every day, we all do. But that’s life. Glad you stopped by mine.😀
Sandra, good to see you back. So sorry about the health challenges. Same over here but I manage my sister. The Lord’s grace is sufficient for me.
Thank you for such a noble post. The trip down history lane was worth it. if nothing at all, to remind us of heroes far gone and the relative peace and freedom we have today.God bless you sis.
Thank you for your kind comment dear Celestine. Amen to your prayers, I’m healing albeit slowly. I’m also doing my Masters degree, to help take my mind off my health.
Do take care of yourself too sis. God in His infinite mercies will sustain us. I’ll visit your site soon. Take care and lots of love sis!
Been to Normandy this year during the celebrations. This is the memory that should never disappear.
PS Hope you are feeling better now!
You’re right, Normandy should always been in our hearts. I am feeling better, thank you. I appreciate your kindness!😄
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MAY WE NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID!