Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Sort Of

An infantry helmet of the 29th Division. Sixty four years ago the 29th Division was in the first wave at Omaha Beach. Among those first assault troops to touch French soil was Company A of the 116th Regiment. Company A was made up of young men from Bedford, Virginia. When the sun set on that day of days, 19 of Bedford's best and brightest lay dead.

"They are leaving us every day now, the men and women of these war years; soon we, their children, will be all alone in the world they saved for us."
Bob Greene, in Our Finest Hour

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jams o donnell said...

A perfect post for Armistice Day. Happy WW

Shannon said...

Darn good thing I didn't put on mascara today it would be running down my face about now.

Cindy said...

That's beautiful. Wonderful tribute.

Daisy said...

Grate photos and remembrances.

Why I love Wordless Wednesday (and more Jones Gap photos)

Daisy said...

Actually, I CAN spell "great"--sorry bout that. :P

Elizabeth Bonds said...

Beautiful post. My Grandpa, Dad, and fiancee are all veterans. It's a beautiful tribute to our soldiers.

Have a happy WW.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice post for Veterans Day.