I want to thank the members of the RAF, and USAAC who destroyed the Luftwaffe and any target which looked dangerous.
I want to thank my United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Free French Navy, Dutch Navy, and Polish Navy for providing naval gunfire for the troops fighting their way ashore.
I am thinking of my neighbor Frank who served aboard the USS Augusta at D-Day and watched the action at Omaha Beach through his big eyes and dedicated his life to military telecommunications to help the guys ashore talk to the ships and aircraft supporting them. I also thinking of my father's old boss and friend Vince who was a U.S. Coast Guard beachmaster at Omaha Beach providing first aid to the troops ashore.
All gave some, and some gave all. Support the Troops!!