It is  time for Six on the Sixth

The writing prompt is brought to us by Adam Ickes.  You can read all about participating with up to ten six word stories at the link above.  This month’s theme words are:

Motor  Tree  Eggs  Water  Laughter  Yellow

Choose one and run with it to your heart’s content. There is a link tool to add you post.

Today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I will use it as a theme using the word WATER 

Amphibious landing, heroes from the water.

The D-Day landing on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944

The D-Day landing on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944

Paratrooper filled sky over land, water.

On D-Day, paratroopers drop into Normandy

On D-Day, paratroopers drop into Normandy

Near the water, service the fallen.

American soldiers on Omaha Beach recover the dead after the D-Day invasion.

American soldiers on Omaha Beach recover the dead after the D-Day invasion.

Intense combat, Marine welcomes canteen water.

This was taken in Saipan, not Normandy but it is a famous photograph. Magnum photographer, W. Eugene Smith's, picture of a Marine drinking from his canteen

This was taken in Saipan, not Normandy but it is a famous photograph. Magnum photographer, W. Eugene Smith’s, picture of a Marine drinking from his canteen

At home, watery eyes and prayer.

A crowd on D-day in Madison Square

A crowd on D-day in Madison Square

Watery eyes, veteran remembers his friends.

Getty image.  Tears for the fallen: Mr. Smith sheds a tear during a commemoration services for D-Day.

Getty image. Tears for the fallen: Mr. Smith sheds a tear during a commemoration services for D-Day.

 

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2 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    How potent! To see the last image put a tear into my eye. May most people never see the horrors these men faced on D-Day, before and after. Nice tribute

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