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Daily Briefing: REMEMBERING D-DAY, WITH GRATITUDE

YOM YERUSHALAYIM: VICTORY PRESERVED

WATCH:  Jerusalem of Gold — Yerushalayim Shel Zahav — André Rieu, Tel Aviv, Israel 2018 – HD VERSION There are video’s of this performance taken live from the audience. This is a recording of this part of the show, which was broadcasted on TV in The Netherlands. Too beautiful not to share.

Prayer for the IDF- Netanel Hershtik & The Maccabeats featuring Lt. Gen Benny Gantz:  Netanel Hershtik Official, YouTube, March 2024


‘It’s the Invasion! It’s D-Day! At Last!’:  Tu Thanh Ha, Globe and Mail, June 5, 2024
The Truth about D-Day, 80 Years On:  James Woudhuysen, Spiked, June 2, 2024
The Last WWII Vets Converge on Normandy for D-Day and their Fallen Friends John Leicester and Sylvie Corbet and Danica Kirka, KCen, June 4, 2024
How D-Day Saved Europe, and My Family, from the Nazis:  Gerard Level, Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2024


For Further Reference:

‘I’m Here’: Normandy Veterans Deploy for Last Major D-Day Anniversary, Giving Us One More Glimpse of Glory Dean Karayanis, NY Sun, June 5, 2024 — The last veterans of World War II’s D-Day invasion will tomorrow deploy to Normandy, France, for the 80th anniversary. Frail, wheelchair-bound, but wreathed in gratitude and glory, they are mustering for what could be our last chance to capture their stories and carry them forward.

‘How Lucky I Am’: UK-Jewish Vet, Aged 99, Prepares To Mark 80th Anniversary of D-Day:  Danika Kirka, Times of Israel, June 5, 2024 — Even as he prepared to embark for the battlefields of Normandy, Pvt. Mervyn Kersh was summoned by his commanding officer and threatened with arrest.

‘Sorry for Throwing Grenades in Your Cellar.’ The Unusual Fate of the First House liberated in D-Day Beach landings Joshua Berlinger, CNN, June 3, 2024 — Their target was an elegant, two-story villa sitting solitary on a misty beach. No houses stood nearby, just minefields, military pillboxes and enemy machine gun posts.

CTV National News: Regina Rifles Honoured June 5, 2024 — A statue dedicated to the Royal Regina Rifles regiment has been officially unveiled in France just ahead of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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