I know of lot of you in the UK and France are more aware of today than the younger generations in the USA, but I have to give a shout out here to those in my family who all made it across and home:
My father-in-law and his brother, MSGT and SGT, landed on Omaha Beach.
Uncle John, a radar operator, landed Omaha Beach day two.
Uncle Robert, 82nd airborne.
Uncle Larry, flew many recons in a P-38 before and during the invasion.
It's a day to remember to children and grandchildren, if only to plant a seed which will someday grow into understanding and appreciation.