This post is for Geo.
When I turned on the radio this morning, the top story on the news channel was today's date. i instantly thought, "Oh yeah, the invasion of Normandy."
No. It's because today is 06/06/06 (i.e, 666 - the Devil's Mark).
That ... was top news. Not one of the bloodiest battles in warfare history.
No wonder this country is bassackwards at times.
Let's try to remember this day for the real reason it should be remembered.
On this day 62 years ago, operation Overlord was put into play after years of planning. It included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 planes, and over 150,000 service men. These brave men were breathing targets for the German forces that guarded the French beaches. When the sand settled, the Allied Forces suffered nearly 10,000 casualties and more than 4,000 troops killed. (Source)
But they persevered and succeded. It was the beginning of the end of Hitler's domination of Europe.
For the love of all that is holy, who cares about the secret Devil mark.
If you really want to remember today, say a silent prayer for those soldiers who fought and died in the name of liberation and freedom 62 years ago today.