Reblog from Janine Strange https://www.janinestange.com/dday
June 6th marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Of the 16 million US WWII Veterans, fewer than 400,000 remain today. The average age of our remaining ‘D-Day Survivor’ veterans is 96!
On June 4th through June 9th, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA will be hosting “The Final Salute: D-Day Plus 75 Years” which will combine the best of the Memorial with the best of the D-Day story: a gathering of veterans and the general public at the nation’s memorial to the invasion of Normandy for reflection and remembrance – the story of ordinary people in extraordinary moments.
Below is a list of D-Day Veterans who are able to attend the National D-Day Memorial’s Final Salute.
Write them (one, two, three … or all) a letter of gratitude. Your letters will be presented to each D-Day Survivor in attendance in the hospitality tent.
In addition to expressing your gratitude, tell them about yourself – and the things you’ve done with the freedoms they fought and sacrificed to ensure we have today. This is an awesome group/school/family project. Unfortunately, we will not have these national treasures with us much longer. Don’t let them leave this earth without taking a moment to personally thank them for their selfless service.
Send your mail directly to:
The National D-Day Memorial
attn: Veteran’s Name
(or if a generic letter: Attn: D-Day Veteran)
PO BOX 1171
Bedford, VA 24523
Mail needs to arrive on or before June 3rd.