Last week, I wrote about the book War Letters that I am rereading and shared some personal letters that soldiers throughout American history sent home to their families. This week, I have to share with you one more letter I found from the book recalling a soldier’s memories of D-Day to his wife, Mildred. His name is Dom Bart. He was a part of the 29th Infantry Division and in the first wave of soldiers to arrive on Omaha Beach. Read his words and honor the men who fought for
In the Spring of 1944, Americans anxiously awaited news of a European invasion. Radio reports announced D-Day on June 6, 1944. Read this excerpt from Songbird!
The figures of her father and grandpa, sitting close by the radio, broke through her wistful thinking. She was surprised to see them. Normally, they would already be out feeding the animals. Her father’s neck was bent forward over the black box, his elbows were upright on his knees, and his whole body was stiff.