June 6, 1944. The day the Allies launched the Normandy invasion.
My dad served in the RCNVR (Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve) as a communications operator on a corvette.
I wish I had paid more attention to detail, because I cannot recall the exact date he joined the navy, but do know it was 1944.
(he is second from the left in the second row in this picture)
Take a moment today to remember the sacrifices so many young men and women made during the Second World War.