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Kevin
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With eternal thanks to all who set off at 06.00 this morning 77 years ago today, and those of the airborne troops that would begin their invasion of Europe by glider and parachute at 23.00 hrs this evening, also to all that would follow onto the Normandy beaches and beyond, who gave 'their today for our tomorrow'.

Go tell the Spartans,
Though that passeth by,
That faithful to their precepts,
Here we lie.

Kevin

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Thanks for posting this Kevin. When permitted visitors to Normandy can now visit the new memorial opened today. Located on a hill overlooking Gold Beach it has the names of all the Fallen. They have a website here https://www.britishnormandymemorial.org/the-memorial/

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Pete, over thirty years ago we visited the landing beaches of Normandy from Le Havre to Cherbourg. In those days you could roam at will all the sites, bunkers, museums fom Pegasus (where as a young man a paratrooper from here in Blaenau landed by glider) told St mēre Ēgise, which was an eye opener for our two daughters, who many years later appreciated what they had seen and why we had taken them there (no graffiti in those days). The more Memorials to remind the future generations of how and why and at what cost their freedom were gained the better.

Kevin

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