D-Day Remembered

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

In Portsmouth, England, there is a 272′ appliqué quilt called the “Overlord Embroidery.” It was created to commemorate the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. I had the opportunity to view the piece on my recent trip. I would like to share a few photos that I took of parts of the quilt.

Our President gave a speech today in Normandy about D-Day. It is worth reading to understand and remember. Click here for a link.

Whenever the world makes you cynical — stop and think of these men
U.S. President Barack Obama

maproom

D-Day Map Room

boats

Boats approaching the beaches

soldier

Soldier approaching beaches

battle

Battle Scene

beaches

The Beaches

cemetery

Today

Linking to Off the Wall Friday.


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Comments

  1. I was able to see the Overlord Embroidery a couple of years ago. My daughter lives in Little Hampton and we did a day trip to Portsmouth to see this exhibit. It is very impressive! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It’s a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing; I’d heard about it but never before seen photos.

  3. These are really cool. Looks like a great exhibit. Thanks for sharing on Memorial Day.

  4. That’s an amazing quilt. Thank you so much for sharing your images!

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