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They stormed the beaches at Normandy That fateful day in June Spilling their blood in the sand Young men dying too soon Wading waist high in the water Dodging bullets in the air They blotted out the sight Of their buddies lying there The enemy was relentless Although caught unaware They were fighting for the Fatherland There were bodies everywhere But our soldiers carried on Amid the carnage all around And fiercely battled back Despite each mortar round What they did that day is History Written down for all the ages But the real story of that War Isn't written on any pages It is embedded in the hearts Of each soldier who was there Let us not forget their bravey As we say a silent prayer Sixty years have passed Since that fateful day in June And old soldiers hearing "TAPS" Shed a tear at the old tune Remembering their fallen comrades And those who died too soon So on this special day Attention must be paid As we thank them for their courage May their memory never fade Copyright Beatrice Boyle 2004 (All rights reserved)

------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "D DAY (60 years later)"
by Beatrice Boyle

Sorry everyone!
Sorry everyone, I must have hit the wrong button on this one...should have been published in the poetry section.

Score another blooper by Granny!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 6, 2004 )

EVERYONE should give a toss!
Thanks for wading through this Rogan...I know how jumbled it looks this way, and makes no sense without punctuation!

You're not the only one who should "give a toss".
The whole of europe should do so also...without our doughboys marching over there and giving their lives for freedom...they would all be walking the "goosestep" and shouting "Heil Hitler!"

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 6, 2004 )

D-Day + 60 Years
I called and thanked my father...
I served for 21...
I thought of those still serving...
Then called and thanked my son...

To all who just don't understand...
It's simple and it's true...
OUR COLORS SIMPLY NEVER RUN...
IT'S WHAT WE'RE MEANT TO DO...

Thank you Bea for remembering the fallen and few that remain TRUE HEROES...

( Posted by: daprdan [Member] On: June 6, 2004 )

Thank YOU for serving!
You're welcome...It's probably the last time we get to thank them at the rate they are leaving us.


Thank YOU also, for serving our country...we couldn't do without you.

Love, Grandma Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 7, 2004 )

Lest we forget...
Bea,

I had to past and copy this because of the posting problem, it is truly a heartfelt piece and is brilliantly written. It lets you feel that that you share the horrors of war with those of your generation we owe so much to.

I make no apologies for reprinting it below as I feel that some may miss its power and meaning, please edit it and repost it, so that all can enjoy it.

They stormed the beaches at Normandy
That fateful day in June
Spilling their blood in the sand
Young men dying too soon
Wading waist high in the water
Dodging bullets in the air
They blotted out the sight
Of their buddies lying there

The enemy was relentless
Although caught unaware
They were fighting for the Fatherland
There were bodies everywhere
But our soldiers carried on
Amid the carnage all around
And fiercely battled back
Despite each mortar round

What they did that day is History
Written down for all the ages
But the real story of that War
Isn't written on any pages
It is embedded in the hearts
Of each soldier who was there
Let us not forget their bravery
As we say a silent prayer

Sixty years have passed
Since that fateful day in June
And old soldiers hearing "TAPS"
Shed a tear at the old tune
Remembering their fallen comrades
And those who died too soon

So on this special day
Attention must be paid
As we thank them for their courage
May their memory never fade

Copyright Beatrice Boyle 2004 (All rights reserved) ------Grandma Bea


May your poetry never fade, I feel it gives us all inspiration

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: June 7, 2004 )

D-Day
Bea;
A wonderful tribute to our Heroes of that day. I was talking to a guy a couple of weeks ago at this nursing home, and he filled my eyes with tears, he was telling me what he'd been through in the war. He is well blessed, because God is taking care of him. so many relatives forget them, and is placed in an nursing home, and that's why I loved visiting them (the old) because they need love too.

It is always a pleasure to talk to someone who have served in the war, and what they went through for our country... it's hard to say, but sometimes, it's like GOD let's me feel some of their pain.

Thanks for writing this Bea. You always catches my eye when you write something, and especially about our HEROES of yesterday, today, and forever.

Blessings,
{{{Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: June 7, 2004 )

Thank you everyone
Thank you everyone for your comments, I'm happy you all are honoring them also.

Thank you especially Ivor, for having the patience to copy the poem as it was meant to be read. I did repost it in poetry, but the gremlins got there also...the only thing that registered was the title...the rest was blank...no poem! So I guess this will have to suffice.Thank you again for honoring these wonderful men!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 8, 2004 )





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