White Stone, Red Rocks at Colleville-sur-Mer by Michael Joseph Gerber

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in D-Day Poetry

Several of the 9,386 graves at Normandy American Cemetery. White Stone, Red Rocks at Colleville-sur-Mer Thousands of chiseled white crosses sit atop the plateau. Below is the expanse of sand, scrub and stones that are the beaches of Normandy. Blood on the rocks, Blood in the sand, Blood in the trees. The sea has bathed the beach, The rain has washed the trees. But the rocks are stained deep red, still, after fifty years. The tears of those left behind bleach white the...

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The Poems of Frank J. Wawrynovic

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in D-Day Poetry

The Poems of Frank J. Wawrynovic Sergeant, Company C, First Battalion, 115th Regiment, 29th Division Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Clearfield, PA, 1917-2005 Sergeant Frank J. Wawrynovic landed on Omaha Brach on D-Day with C Company of the First Battalion, 115th Regiment, 29th Division.  On June 17, he was wounded while scouting ahead of the American line in an orchard near the Norman city of St. Lô.  He was evacuated, hospitalized for nearly two years, and discharged with a...

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Poetry from Clayesmore Preparatory School

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in D-Day Poetry

 AuthorPage Number Introduction Barbara Barnes 1 Tide of DeathIzzy Nixon2 I Wish of Sweet SongsEmily Mitchell3 D-DayCharlie Weaver4 ‘The Worst War’Rian Razzaque5 From Up HighRowan Newland6 The Longest DayCharlotte Day7 “Daddy, I Love You”Amelia Highnam8 D-DayCarl Perrett9 As IBeth Sadler10 D-DayCharlie Weaver11 D-Day 1944Josh Booth12 Daddy Where Are You?Lauren Angeli13 A Day Like Any Other?Gareth Price14 In The SandDavid Humphreys15 D-DayJack Armstrong16 2008 Poems  ...

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There’s a Gold Star in my Window

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in D-Day Poetry

From Mike Forgy, a poem his Great-Grandmother wrote for his Grandfather There’s a Gold Star in my Window There’s a Gold Star in my Window And an ache in my heart; There’s a lonely tender, feeling Making pent-up teardrops start. My brave son is in Normandy: He rests beneath her soil: He gave his life for his country: For you, for me; for all.

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The Poetry of Tony Chapman

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in D-Day Poetry

Tony Chapman, an associate member of the LST and Landing Craft Association, shared some of his moving poems about D-Day with us. We are pleased to be able to share these with you. Tony’s inspiring words remind us of the terrible cost associated with Operation OVERLORD. Thanks Tony for making these available. Poetry by Tony Chapman Associate member of the LST and Landing Craft Association. All copy and content herein is copyright February 2002. No part of the...

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Remember Them by Charles Moore

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in D-Day Poetry

Remember Them by Charles Moore

Charles Moore, a participant in our 2004 International Experience, composed this poem while visiting Omaha Beach. Charles shared it with us during our journey and we want to make it available for you. Charlie Moore shares his poem as our coach departs Normandy American Cemetery. Remember Them Many years ago Before my life was spawned A man would give his life And be sent to that beyond. Not because of age As all great men should go But because of his beliefs Of that we all...

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