June 6, 2019 marks the 75 Anniversary of the D – Day landings on the beaches of Normandy. As we all know, the massive invasion of Allied troops eventually brought a conclusion to the war in Europe. We owe our lives and our civilization to the sacrifice that so many young men of all nations made during World War ll. Few of the survivors are still alive. But we, the following generations, are alive, and we thank all the participants for their courage and the sacrifices they made for us during those years. We are grateful and honoured to be alive and able to, once again, say thank you to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and all the support staff, both men and women, that made D-Day a success.
The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, England and has been renovated. It reopened in early 2018. There you can see artifacts from the war and videos about the war effort and victory.
You will also see the Overlord Embroidery. Commissioned by Lord Dulverton, designed by Sarah Lawrence, it was stitched by The Royal School of Needlework in the years after they completed the Hastings Embroidery. It is large and it is graphic in its perspective and detail. There are articles on the web which include pictures.
There is also the blog I wrote for Remembrance Day November 11 2017 which includes both pictures and information.