For the D-Day veterans who lost their best mates on the beaches and fields of Normandy, a 77-year battle to honor them properly has finally been won.
At a unique ceremony on Sunday, the frail, white-haired heroes of World War Two looked on as the first memorial dedicated to the servicemen and women who died under British command in the 1944 liberation of Europe was unveiled.
Some soldiers now in their late 90s-or in some cases over 100-dabbed at dignified tears as they saw the completed British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer, France, for the first time.
Watching on a large screen via a livestream at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire because of Covid travel restrictions, they paid their respects to 22442 people whose names are inscribed in the memorial's stone columns.
Although hundreds of miles away, it was a hugely significant moment for those who were huddled under umbrellas and sitting on mobility scooters, many of whom remember D-Day as if it happened last week.（第4篇／共12篇）
A live transmission of an event over the internet.
A botanical garden devoted to trees.
A fight between armed forces.
Over 5000 Canadian soldiers died in the Battle of Normandy.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
--Viktor E. Frankl