June 6, 2017

Woke up this morning and remembered Operation Overlord took place on this day 1944. It kind of snuck up on me even though I have been researching the battle some back in April and May I had not thought about the specific date.

The invasion was a real achievement on many levels and I felt with all the World War II veterans passing away it is time we remember them more and more. I heard on the radio later in the day a passage from a diary from an American soldier who landed at Omaha beach it was something to hear.
Never wargamed the landing at D-Day. I have done lots of World War II games. Italian campaigns, the Eastern Front, Western Front battles before the fall of France and later such as the battle of the bulge. I have even done an Operation Market Garden game before but never D-Day.

I admit to be in the planning stages of trip to Normandy to see the invasion sites. I would like to get to do it in 2018 but we will see if that is something that is done or 2019.

Still here is remember those who fought on June 6, 1944 for everyone.