First posted for Memorial Day, who died is just as relevant on
We best honor the sacrifice of those who died by providing for
the men and women who fought with them and survived.
‘Who Died’ is a five minute memorial to the young men who died
in the 1944 Invasion of France.
It speaks to the sacrifice of all young men and woman who give
their lives to preserve and protect American democracy.
Betty Smith: “I’ve just been told that over 3,000 of our American boys
died in the first eleven days of the invasion of France.
Who died? I’ll tell you who died.
Not so many years ago, there was a little boy sleeping in his crib. In the night, it thundered and lightninged. He woke and cried out in fear.
His mother came and fixed his blankets and said, ‘Don’t cry. Nothing will
ever hurt you.
From the Technique newspaper
‘Who Died?’ – 1945
Description at National Archives: “Designed to sell war bonds, this picture requests the purchase of and retention of war bonds.”
National Archives Identifier: 11823