Before D-Day | D-Day | After D-Day | 1944 | Normandy, France.
I cannot imagine myself being so brave as those who landed on the beaches that historic day. I was only two years old when this happened. That leaves me only grateful that others came to the rescue in my place. Before the landing, service men shared a religious service together. During the landing, lives were lost, leaving behind living warriors to mourn those more misfortunate ones who gave so much in the battle. One month later, Canadian nursing sisters were still giving comfort and medical help to the wounded, still alive and mending lost limbs and dark memories. I am grateful for the three unknown photographers who left us these images to help us always remember the mess that war leaves in its tracks. Let us all embrace our freedoms. Let us never forget the cost of war.