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A proud day when we can celebrate our victories and mourn the loss of so many brothers and sisters all at the same time.  We still can honor all of our veterans  and those of our allies no matter when nor where you served.  (We should do that every day that we are alive.)

 

God bless them all.  :FlagAm:

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My Regiment, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, (MG) landed on Juno that day. 

My Uncle Doug landed with the 2 Armoured, his brother, my uncle Lester, landed with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders.  

The colours of my regiment with the Battle Honours.

Cameron-Highlanders-of-Ottawa.jpg

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My uncle, Freddie, hit the beach in the first wave.

 

Meanwhile, my dad and his brother, Bill, were somewhere in the Pacific.  
 

Bill didn’t come back.

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My uncle hit the beach at Normandy with the second wave.He got a Bronze Star for helping someone who was under fire. 

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I'm just looking at the date on the bottom of the draft.

JULY 5?

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3 hours ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

I'm just looking at the date on the bottom of the draft.

JULY 5?

 

2 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

Likely he had other things on his mind.

 

Most likely the date at the bottom reflects the date he wrote that particular draft and not the date of the landings.

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1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:

 

 

Most likely the date at the bottom reflects the date he wrote that particular draft and not the date of the landings.

 

No, he wrote it on 5 June, 1944.   The caption on the image of the note was:

 

"Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote this speech on June 5, 1944, to deliver in case the invasion failed. According to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, the president mistakenly dated the message July 5 instead of June 5.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library"

 

see the thread The Speech Not Given for links.

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