Tag Archives: D-Day

MHP Set to Return to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary

St. Mere Eglise The Making History Project will return to Normandy, France for the 78th Anniversary of D-Day. This is the third time the Making History Project has made this trip to obtain Veteran oral history interviews and to document the anniversary events of D-Day. D-Day Historical Context During the early hours of June 6, 1944, the Allies began the …

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D-Day Tribute

Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Today’s post is in tribute to the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion by the Allies during World War II that began the liberation of Europe. This represented the single largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The task was daunting not only in terms of the operational coordination required but also in the fact that …

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Happy Birthday Rock Merritt!

August 10, 2018, is the 95th birthday for Kenneth “Rock” Merritt. Rock Merritt is a true hero having jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day as a member of the 82nd Airborne. One of my first oral history interviews was with Rock at a picnic table in La Fiere during the 70th Anniversary for the D-Day landings. To this day, Rock …

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