Today on this date in 1944 started the landings in France, this invasion years in the planning stages all came together for us as Canadians when we landed on Juno beach and other places inland by air.
It is also years later still that stories of loved ones lost and those that fought are being found out, cousins, uncles, grandfathers, etc…
Many Canadians might not even know that they had relations that where in the war, most of us are only aware of stories told to us, or those handed down by close family members.
It is only when we start to really explore our family ancestry tree that we find out about our other family members that a bigger picture starts to unfold.
For this writer, it begins the countdown of when he would lose his grandfather 6 weeks later when he was killed in action in Normandy.
Lets never forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice.