D-Day, 65th anniversary, Normandy invasion

The Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the last ten months of World War II in Europe.

More than 110 Belleville sons died in World War II. Nutley sent 2,882 men and women into service during WWII, 92 never came home. Remember their sacrifice as you enjoy the freedom they died to preserve.

D-Day Museum Ad

Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Normandy Invasion

Nutley Sons Honor Roll - Normandy Invasion

Copyright © 2009 by Anthony Buccino; National WWII Memorial, Washington, DC

K.O. Pat Francisco POW at Cherbourg

Falduti parachutes into Ste. Mere Eglise

We remember our war dead
with their names raised
on bronze and etched in stone
We remember their lives
and families’ sacrifice:
The best and the brightest
and the bravest, too.
We forget the children
they left with lonely spouses,
we never saw the long tears,
And the proud sadness of those
who gave us their loved ones.
On these memorial greens
we gather to remember the sons,
the fathers the homes, the children
and stop to say thanks
for the price you paid
for our freedom to gather
on these memorial greens in peace.

Copyright © 2009 by Anthony Buccino;National WWII Memorial, Washington, DC

National World War II Museum

American Battle Monument Commission

Copyright © 2009 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved. Photos and content may not be used for commercial purposes without written permission.
Support this web site, shop at Amazon through this link, thanks
Check out Anthony Buccino's latest poetry and essay collections as ebooks and on Kindle.

No comments: