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Unread 06-06-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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June 6th

I've heard a lot today about it being 6/6/06, but not much in the way of it being the anniversary of the storming of Omaha Beach.
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Unread 06-06-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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I know I mentioned this somewhere on here before, but I stood on the bluff overlooking that beach in 1961 . . . right dead in the middle of the American National Cemetary that occupies that spot. It can get too you.
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Unread 06-06-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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And don't forget Juno Beach.
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Unread 06-07-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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I actually visited Dieppe, where the Canucks went ashore. You don't hear a lot about that, but they took some serious casualties.

Did not make it to Sword or Utah. Only had three days and ran out of time. There is a Brit cemetary at St. Valerie between Omaha Beach and Caen. Stopped there briefly. There are also German cemetaries in the area.
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It was another kind of anniversary for me, got married 25 years ago on June 6th. Wife and I went out last night for dinner and we'll be in NYC the last week in June to really celebrate!
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Joe --

Why would you go to NYC? There are no significant national monuments or icons there.

I think that you should try Omaha instead.
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Omaha? Now that's just plain crazy! Sorry, New York it is. My wife wants to shop at Macy's.
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We share an anniversary Joe, my bride and I celebrated our 14th yesterday.
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With out looking it up can anyone guess which country suffered the most casualties in the second world war? I think the answer will surprise many who have only heard history from one point of view.
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I had to look it up but the answer didn't surprise me. I was surprised by the second highest entry though.

Full list here of both Axis and Allied, includes population at the time, civilian and miltary kille/missing and wounded...

http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/jobrien/reference/ob62.html

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I heard that some Vegas odds makers were giving odds that 06/06/06 would be Armageddon...If they were right then who would be around to collect?
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My mom would have been 61 this year on june 6. I just a sad week and a another sad day to come.
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