On June 6, 1944 the Western Allies launched the largest amphibious invasion in history on the coast of Normandy, France during WW11.
as it was called is forever memorialized in Normandy where there are solemn, subtle reminders of battles fought and lives lost. On our visit to Normandy a few years ago, I walked on Omaha beach and as I reached down to run my hands in the sand, a sense of peaceful calm came over me remembering those boys who died. A lady approached me who was there to spread her father’s ashes at the shore line. Her father’s last wish was to have his ashes spread with his men on Omaha Beach. What an honor for me to share that tribute to a man I did not know. He was one of the lucky survivors as was my father. True heroes of the greatest generation gave their lives up that day and the lucky few who lived would keep their story alive for generations to come. War and devastation are a part of our history from the beginning of time. We owe our liberty to these American heroes. Let us never forget in our prayers the casualties of any war fought for our freedom, our active military serving to protect our borders around the world, as well as those veterans who returned home and still struggle with the after effects of deployment during war time. .
"Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening."
Parish Mission August 3rd-August 7th, 2019
Secretary St. William
on Thursday, June 6 at 12:15AM