You may think that this is a morbid thought but it isn't at all. I have the freedom to write what I like and think what I like because of this pivotal day.
Today is the eve of the largest invasion fleet ever assembled to invade and liberate Europe from the Nazi's. Not all German's were Nazi's by the way just a very small and very loud group who scared the life out of everyone.
It's D-Day tomorrow but on this night 75 years ago. Over 150,000 troops men supported by allies from just about ever country in the world where stuck in ships and aircraft on their way to who knows what kind of hell?
Of course it was not going to be pleasant for the German defenders who had little idea what was coming their way on that dark and stormy night.
As the troops began hitting the beaches it became clear that the defenders were well dug in and the Allies naval bombardment of the coast had little effect. 10's of 1,000's died without firing a shot in anger and many 1,000's more were injured.
What a shambles it was it but somehow through dogged determination the allies held the beach head long enough to secure the area for the million other troops who would soon be on their way from England.
I'm not a great fan of war of any kind but without the sacrifice of those men (and my uncle Tommy) back then who knows what kind of world we would be living in today?
What many people in the UK do not know or choose to ignore is that the main reason we have not had a war in northern europe for over 75 years is primarily because of the growth in the european union.
The idea of a united europe came from Winston Churchill and $12 billion loan from the USA to rebuild europe after the war.
A big part of this plan was to have ever closer economic and political ties between these countries so that the idea of going to war against each other again would be unthinkable and economic suicide.
Hope you all have a pleasant day and give a thought for the departed on who's backs our freedom exists.