An Invitation for Remembrance
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
If you’ve spent any time on this site or have been following me on social media, you know I will be in England and Normandy next week with VECTORS and Twitch livestreaming events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
On June 6, the actual anniversary of D-Day, we will be at Omaha Beach for the official remembrance ceremony, then will be livestreaming after that event from sites throughout the area. We have been given permission by the American Battlefield Monuments Commission to livestream from the American Cemetery after the official ceremony. That broadcast will consist of us reading the names of those servicemen from Oregon (the home base of VECTORS) who are buried in that cemetery, the final resting place of American servicemen who died during Operation Overlord in Normandy.
In honor of Memorial Day weekend, I’d like to extend an invitation to my readers to send me the names of any loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day or in the subsequent summer of 1944 to be read aloud during our livestream that day. To do so, click here to submit your names through VECTORS website. Please include full name, rank and branch of service (if known), and hometown.
Thanks to all of you, and even more gratitude to those we will remember and honor next week.