This week we are writing before the June 6 anniversary of D-Day. Seems the date receives less attention as we get further from 1944 when the invasion of Europe began. In one of the largest battles ever to take place, approximately 135,000 men ended up as casualties, 29,000 killed.

We are far removed from June 6, 1944, but our family does have a personal connection to that date. My father-in-law was the co-pilot of a B-17 plane and they flew three missions on that day in support of the invasion. He later was shot down on a mission over Germany and spent the last 11 months of WWII in a German PO...

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