Words fail me. A simple thank you seems so little though every veteran I have ever met has said it is more than enough, too much even. Their modesty is astounding.
They were just doing their jobs, their duty, what needed to be done. Whichever way you cut it they were asked as young men to invade a continent to kill other young men.
Nothing simple about that. Nothing simple on either side.
69 years ago today the beginning of the end of the Second World War began.
69 years ago today the beginning of the end of so many young lives began.
Lest we forget.