The Longest Day

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Gabrielle Riel on Friday, 6 June, 2014

Seventy years ago on this day, the Allied forces commenced Operation Neptune, the landings on the beaches at Normandy, France.

In honor of this day that began to turn the tide of World War II, and in honor of those that gave their lives on those beaches, today’s program on Radio Riel’s main stream features music about World War II and  popular music from that era from England, France and the United States.


by Cyril Crain, Juno Beach Veteran

Come and stand in memory
Of men who fought and died
They gave their lives in Normandy
Remember them with pride.

Soldiers, Airman, sailors
Airborne and marines
Who in civvy life were tailors
and men who worked machines.

British and Canadian
And men from USA
Forces from the Commonwealth
They all were there that day

To Juno, Sword and Utah
Beaches of renown
Also Gold and Omaha
That’s where the ramps went down.

The battle raged in Normandy
Many lives were lost
The war must end in victory
And this must be the cost.

When my life is over
And I reach the other side
I’ll meet my friends from Normandy
And shake their hands with pride.

Today’s program is presented by Gabrielle Riel. If you are in the United States, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside of the United States, click here to start your player .


{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: