June 6 is D-Day, and the NaHaiWriMo theme of the day is: FREEDOM.
As I create this posting, it is 06:30 at Normandy, France–exactly 70 years after the Allied invasion. This photo was taken that morning. My haiku/haiga is a small token of honor for the thousands lost that day, and for those who lived through it to know victory.
Photo taken by Chief Photographer’s Mate Robert F. Sargent on June 6, 1944 (Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
In commemoration of V-E Day, May 8, 1945, I am posting pictures taken on that date in Paris, either by my father or one of his U.S. Army message center cronies. Also included is a photo of him — rather handsome!
V-E Day, crowds gathering near l’Arc de Triomphe
V-E Day, more crowds
CPL John R. Brown