First of all, Balladeer, you forgot "Utah". Omaha, Utah, Sword, Gold, and Juno are codenames for landing places in the whole Normandy Beech. Omaha and Utah are the places where the Americans would land. Sword, Gold and Juno are for the British and some Canadian armies.
Secondly, I agree with you. I don't care if memorial day is only days before this special day. June 6th, 1944 should always be remembered, and the best way is to make it a holliday for all. Not only for Americans, but also for the English, French, Canadians, and any other nation/people from Europe who participated in this glorious day. I too show my deepest respects and admiration to the veterans of WWII.
hi Sweets, Lizzy, Ina, Erin, Erica, Minna, Kit, Kamie, Javi, Jenn, Sharon, Nan, Cawlee, Cherish, Val, Sara, Justine, Leah, Jess, Kimmie, Maree, Michel
[This message has been edited by acire (edited 06-06-2001).]