Let us not forget that 75 years ago today the greatest land invasion ever took place , thousands of very brave heroic souls gave their lives for the freedoms we all have today. I was not alive then obviously but I used to have a patient who was on the landings and he would talk about it with me. His stories were both horrific and incredible, , we should all spare time to remember them today.
I totally agree and something else worth mentioning. Since I came to live in France I have been surprised as to how much the French people remember these "les débarquements" with nothing but gratitude. Although France and England have had their ups and downs over the years, this underlying appreciation is there. And towards the Americans and Canadians too, of course. I live in a fairly small place population 600 and the nearest town population 5,000. I know of at least 20 people just from my area that were there yesterday, including a family with three young girls. The parents think its important the girls know where there freedom comes from.
Even, as President Macron put it, the debate over current events gets a mixed response ranging from sadness about the divorce to a realisation the "Les Anglais" have always been independent thinkers and thank god for it.
hi, its the same in Arnhem Holland, they teach the children about the allied soldiers comming, then those that want to adopt a grave, do and tend it always having flowers and keeping it tidy, and there's always a waiting list... last time I was there I saw families step off the pavement to let a vet walk bye, I heard a old dutch man say "until you've lived under a occupation, you don't appreciate your freedom".