• Life

    D-Day Plus 70 Years

    by Today is June 6, 2014. Close your eyes and step back seventy years as one hundred fifty thousand soldiers spill out of boats and charge the German fortifications at Normandy. They ultimately break through and begin the fall of the Third Reich, but at a frightening cost in death and blood. In Copenhagen, far, far behind the new front line, my grandmother is seven months pregnant with my father. The war won’t be over when he’s born, the youngest of seven children, but the end will be in sight, though very few realize it yet. His family emigrates to Canada in 1956. In 1966, while attending RMC, he meets…