As I sit here at our bi-annual Teacher Institute listening to two D-Day veterans, I am reminded of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day just a few short weeks ago. It is hard to believe that it has been almost two weeks since the commemoration. It was a beautiful ceremony with thousands of people in attendance - and most importantly, hundreds of our guests of honor - D-Day veterans.
|Living Historian Encampment|
The ceremony began at 11AM with the Golden Knights jumping into action. There were seven members of the Golden Knights team who jumped that morning beginning our 70th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony. Throughout the course of the next hour and a half, speakers read excerpts from D-Day veterans - using the words of the men who were there to honor the memory of the actions taken 70 years ago. It was haunting and beautiful as each speaker stepped up to the platform to relive a particular memory.
|Gathered around Homage|
Overall it was a wonderful day and weekend spent commemorating the accomplishments of the service members who fought on the longest day, getting us back into France and ending the war in Europe by May 1945.
Before signing off, I would like to extend my sincerest THANK YOU to all the staff, volunteers, medical personnel, officers, and sponsors who made everything we were able to do that weekend possible!