Remember D-Day, June 6, 1944
I am a charter member of the National WWII Memorial Association. I have posted to date over 2,000 names on the memorial’s computer registry. I began with my parents and about 50 relatives.
Following guidelines, I was the first to add the names of many celebrated and obscure individuals that participated in the war effort.
Beyond the military figures I included artists, reporters and musicians of the popular culture. My sources include general histories, contemporary publications, almanacs, movie credits, and obits.
I listed several scientists and inventors who produced weapons. My late mother was a Navy WAVE so I made sure to register women veterans.
As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches I recall my visit to Normandy and think of the great sacrifices that were made for the world I grew up in.
Justin Daly, Kokomo
Remember D-Day, June 6, 1944
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