This is one of a two page digital layout which I did for a swap challenge. Pammygirl1001 sent me such great photos - it inspired me to go visit the D-Day Memorial site online! It inspired me so much that I wanted to do 2 pages! This Celebrate Freedom Page Kit was the perfect kit for this. Gorgeous papers to work with Pam's wonderful yet somber photos. Hope she likes it!!
By blending the papers and photos I was able to achieve the look I wanted...I feel strongly about our country and that made it even easier to put this together - very patriotic for sure!!!
Journaling: (from www.dday.org)
"D-Day: It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitlers dream of Nazi domination. Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.
After years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training, for the Allied Forces, it all came down to this: The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs. Many of the first young men (most not yet 20 years old) entered the surf carrying eighty pounds of equipment. They faced over 200 yards of beach before reaching the first natural feature offering any protection. Blanketed by small-arms fire and bracketed by artillery, they found themselves in hell.
When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; more than 4,000 were dead. Yet somehow, due to planning and preparation, and due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress Europe had been breached." (www.dday.org)
"We are reminded here of the sacrifices these brave soldiers made for our Freedom..."
credits: Fonts: Corbel, Foxboro Script, Hammerhead. Kit Used: Celebrate Freedom Page Kit by Teresa Loman. Available at digitalscrapbookplace.com