For all I want for this to primarily be a First World War blog – one cannot forget that there are also other anniversaries to come, ones from different wars. On this day, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, I have thought long and hard about posting something.
When it comes to days like today, I always struggle for what to say. Not because I don’t have anything to say, but because I have too much that I want to express and no adequate way of saying what I wish to verbalise. We owe a debt of gratitude to those who fought on the beaches that June day, and to those who did not come home, who were never again to see those white cliffs of Dover.
“Thank-you,” I believe, is a painfully inadequate phrase for all the things I wish I could say to the veterans that are still with us and to those who are not, and yet thanks is all I can express. So from the very bottom of my heart, thankyou.
We will never forget.