As they approached, the Lord's prayer and this, the Kieffer Prayer, were said:
'Lord, I shall be very busy this day. I may forget thee.
But do not thou forget me. Amen.'
|Keiffer and his Free French Commandos|
As we go about our busyness today may these words rest with us and as we go throughout this day may we stop, even if only for a minute, and remember those who engaged in battle on those Normandy beaches; many never to return; and those who remember them as family members, comrades and friends.
Those who were there are fast leaving us and ageing rapidly - for those who are left we honour them and their actions this day and those that followed in pursuit of peace.
We will remember them