That sounds like a cool and crisp day for June 6, does it not? Those were the conditions on Normandy Beach in France on this date in 1944 when allied troops stormed ashore on a mission to drive the Nazis out of France.
I suppose that most readers of this blog, including myself, have no first hand memories of the invasion of Normandy on this date in 1944. I think we could all benefit from taking the time to listen to the recollections of those who took part 75 years ago.
Did you know that the D in D-Day simply stands for “day”? The day before the invasion would be D – 1, while the days after the invasion would be referred to as D+1, D+2, D+3, etc. The D-Day invasion was not intended to be an algebra problem.
For those that like math, however, if the war was still going on today would be…are you ready for this? D + 27,393!
The weather forecast played a huge role in planning the invasion. General Dwight Eishenhower had planned for the invasion to take place a day earlier, but the June 5th conditions were too stormy.
Hopefully, any outdoor plans that you may have made for today will not be ruined by the weather. Today should be partly to mostly cloudy and warm with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 80’s. There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm.
Clouds will hang around for Friday when it should be cooler with a chance of showers.
Please take the time to ponder how Europe, in particular, and the rest of the world in which we live today would look had the D-Day landing have never taken place. President Trump joined other world leaders in paying his respects yesterday. Are you paying yours?