Faye Sizemore

JUNE 6, 1944

The sixth of June
In the dark of the moon
Brave men went
Where they were sent
To break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall
One hundred-fifty thousand in all
Tanks, balloons and ships
On foot and parachute
A mighty surge
Ensuring that
Freedom’s Voice
Was heard
Never forget…
We still owe them
A debt yet…
Those that fell
And those
That survived that Hell
That paved Freedom’s Way
In Forty Four
On D-Day

American World War II dead at Lorraine
The graves of American World War II dead at Lorraine. American Cemeteries are decorated by American and French flags planted by American scouts for Memorial Day. With 10,489 American dead, Lorraine is the largest American WWII cemetery in Europe. Photo: Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes

Author’s Note: In Commemoration of D-Day: June 6, 1944