Monday, June 6, 2011
D-Day + 24,472
Sixty-seven years ago today, when I was not yet one year old, the allied armed forces of the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and the Free French jumped from airplanes and/or stormed the beaches of Normandy, and thus began the liberation of Nazi-dominated Western Europe. Let us not forget those men and their sacrifices.
I raised the flag today at the door of my home in honor of those who fought their way ashore that day, one of whom was my wife Shirley McDougall's late father, the kind-hearted and soft-spoken Mr. Basil Kimball of Westborough, Massachusetts.