In Memory

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, so I felt it appropriate to pay my respect at the war memorials in some of the surrounding villages.

Quite sunny though cool enough for arm warmers and gilet.

Memorial in Appleton commemorates 16 local men who fell in both World Wars.

Bigger village, Cumnor, more poor souls were lots around 30 in this case.

This memorial in Wooton was a bit too weather to discern the names engraved upon the base.

Dry Sandford parish church.

A somewhat sober and sombre trip today especially with all of the media coverage in recent days.

I did take the opportunity of taking the following as I travelled through Cumnor.

Grey Heron.

Distance – 26 miles.

Journey – Solo.

Bike – Spa Audax.

7 response to "In Memory"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 6, 2019

    Thanks for sharing your ride and somber photos. It’s a good day to remember and honor those who sacrificed. Preferably without embarrassing political and diplomatic nonsense on the global stage, although I reckon that’s impossible to avoid these days.

  2. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: June 6, 2019

    What a lovely way to commemorate the day. Thanks for doing that.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 6, 2019

    Ditto what Kathleen said — very good of you to take the time in solemn remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price, and all who served.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: June 7, 2019

    An appropriate ride for that day, a sobering reminder. Thanks for sharing.

  5. By: Seasidejanet Posted: June 7, 2019

    A somber day for sure……however the 97yr old paratrooper that recreated his jump brought tears to my eyes. If you didn’t see it Google it….amazing and wonderful for him..

    • By: DJG Posted: June 8, 2019

      Janet, I checked out the jumper, very impressive he looked very good for his age.
      Where I worked in the nuclear industry was the site of a Second WW airfield where a large number of glider sorties were carried out in support of the Landings. Its believed that the troops involved were mainly Poles and Canadians.

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