Today, June 6, is the 68th anniversary of the Normandy landings. See the Wikipedia article for an overview.
Arthur Seltzer, who was there, describes his experiences.
Don Sensing points out that success was by no means assured: the pivot day of history.
Pictures from Sarah’s 1999 trip to Normandy.
Neptunus Lex: The liberation of France started when each, individual man on those landing craft as the ramp came down – each paratroop in his transport when the light turned green – made the individual decision to step off with the only life he had and face the fire.
Neptunus Lex also wrote about the Battle of Midway, which took place from June 4 through June 7, 1942. See also his post from 2010 about this battle.
Bookworm attended a Battle of Midway commemoration event in 2010 and also in 2011: a sentimental service in a cynical society