Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In Gratitude

American Infantry Landing on Omaha Beach
(Photo by Robert Capa)
My friend Janos posted a brief note of gratitude to all those who came ashore 68 years ago today on the beaches of Normandy, a sentiment that I wish to echo.  World War II was a human catastrophe in every way possible to imagine but the defeat of Nazism was a victory for the possibility of a civilized world. 

The landings at Normandy were the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe and I am grateful for the sacrifices of the American, Canadian, British, Polish and Free French soldiers, sailors and airmen who were killed or wounded this day so many years ago.  DziÄ™kujemy! Merci! Thank you!

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