Skip to comments.D-day anniversary: emotional swansong for UK veterans of Normandy
Posted on 06/07/2014 12:54:59 AM PDT by Winniesboy
UK veterans group will never again walk in their hundreds through the white rows of headstones of Bayeux war cemetery...
This was it, the final time. Britain's Normandy veterans would never again walk in their hundreds through the white serried rows of headstones of the Bayeux war cemetery. Never again would they encircle en masse the Cross of Sacrifice, their standards dipped in respect.he veterans are in their 80s and 90s now and Friday was a last rally of the blue-blazered brigade as D-day passed into history. The Normandy Veterans' Association will no longer exist from November, laying up its standard as age defeats its ranks...
Those who could, stood with pride under a fierce sun. They may be wearier of leg, more stooped of shoulder than their younger selves. But they are no less resolute... A deafening flypast two Spitfires, a Dakota and a Lancaster bomber brought gasps and announced the arrival of the Queen. At 88, she is of this generation and they connect with her.
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It’s a good thing when the civilized world observes and celebrates what has allowed them to live in a productive society. I wish Pres. GW.Bush could have been there for his father.(and for his countrymen who presently have no head of state to properly represent us).
UK politicians selling the country out to the muzzies now
I remember seeing footage of civil war veterans at a 75 year reunion timed to coincide with the battle of Gettysburg. This was 1938. No matter when the association disbands the last set of taps will not be played for as much as ten years yet.
Whenever it happens it will be like the end of an age in Middle Earth.