July 4, 2017 is an Independence Day we will never forget. That is why I chose it. All eleven of the the family were in Cambridge UK at the American Cemetery to celebrate the life of my oldest brother George, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, who jumped in the early hours of June 6, 1944. He was wounded at the battle for La Fiere Bridge in Normandy, and died on the ship back to England. He was 20 years young. I was not born until two years after his death. As the last of my immediate family, I feel a responsibility to pass this story of our family’s hero to my children and their children. I heard the other day that it takes 3 generations to forget history. I am doing all I can to insure that my grandchildren will both know and remember our history.
I have quite a few tales to tell as I share the steps my family took starting in Normandy and then to Cambridge. I hope this will encourage each of my readers to keep their own heroes and everyday family members and their stories alive by repeating tales to family today, recording, and preserving them for the generations to come.
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