Thursday Doors: D-Day Invasion 75th Anniversary – Sir Winston Churchill

The always awesome Norm from Norm 2.0 has a great weekly feature called, “Thursday Doors”.  He invites fellow bloggers to share unique and interesting doors that we happen upon.  Today’s door takes on double duty with a very special meaning (a door for Thursday Doors and historical signifance on June 6th, 1944.).

It is the 75th anniversary of the WWII D-Day Invasion.  On this day the allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.  American, British, and Canadian troops were among those who fought in the greatest seaborne assault in history.

Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister at that time, planned part of the D-Day invasion while aboard the RMS Queen Mary.  The luxury liner  was converted and refitted into a troop ship during WWII.

The door in this post is that of the “Churchill Suite”; this is the actual suite Churchill stayed in when he was on the ship.  I have been fortunate enough to stay in this suite a couple of times.  It is a surreal feeling to open this door and step into a space where Winston Churchill once stayed.  It’s quite overwhelming, to say the least.

I am giving extra prayers and huge appreciation to every single soldier who stormed the beaches of Normandy that day; and for those who didn’t make it past the water’s edge.  We will never forget you.

 

  22 comments for “Thursday Doors: D-Day Invasion 75th Anniversary – Sir Winston Churchill

  1. June 6, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Wonderful post, Cher…photo and touching words! You’re very lucky to have stayed there!

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  2. June 6, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    It is the 75th anniversary of the WWII D-Day Invasion. On this day the allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. American, British, and Canadian troops were among those who fought in the greatest seaborne assault in history.
    Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister at that time, planned part of the D-Day invasion while aboard the RMS Queen Mary. The luxury liner was converted and refitted into a troop ship during WWII.
    The door in this post is that of the “Churchill Suite”; this is the actual suite Churchill stayed in when he was on the ship.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Thank you so much, dear Horty! Always grateful to you! Cher xo

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  3. June 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I enjoyed reading this post! My dear, late father fought at Omaha Beach.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Ah, bless him and believe me when I say I am so utterly grateful to your father. Thank you. Cher xo

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  4. June 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Excellent Post Cher. And very much a timely one for today 😉
    I can only imagine that it must have been quite an experience to stay in that suite.

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    • June 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Why thank you so much, Norm! It was very timely for today indeed! I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to be in the same space as Churchill was all those years ago. The desk he used is in the suite, along with his portrait. When I first found out he planned part of the D-Day invasion while on board the Queen Mary I was overwhelmed. Thanks again, Norm! Signed, the now “door addicted” Cher 😉 xo

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  5. June 6, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    That definitely is a meaningful door. I can imagine how impressive it must have been to stay in that suite.

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  6. June 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Excellent post, Cher! Sharing… xo

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  7. June 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    It may not be a fancy door but what stories it could tell!! My f-i-l landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and then was in the Pacific front later in the war. We visited Normandy some years ago and it was the experience of a lifetime.

    janet

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  8. June 18, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Fascinating post,as ever. Hope you’re well,we haven’t spoken in a while. Adam (Amber Danette)

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    • June 19, 2019 at 6:14 am

      Thank you so much, Adam! And the same to you; thank you! Cher xo

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