(Photo: Paul W. Lunnie taken in England just before D-Day.)
Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6th 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, turning the tide of World War Two.
Ever since I was a little boy, my dad would always remind me of the significance of this day. He was there.
As soldier in the 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One), he was part of the second wave on Omaha Beach. He was one of the lucky ones, and survived, many did not.
Personally, he never talked about it very much. But every year, especially as I got older, when June 6th rolled around I would give him a call and tell him how much he meant to me.
He's gone now so I can't call him today, but he would be proud that I remembered this today.
There aren't many World War Two Vets left, I just hope we never forget what these "Citizen Soldiers" gave to preserve our freedom.
They really were the "Greatest Generation."