It felt that way when I woke up. Then I considered the date, and then it dawned on me... it's been 79 years since Tuesday June 6, 1944. Bayeux and Arromanches came into focus... and I remembered chats with my dad about WW II. I almost forgot the date altogether.
Seems to me that as a country, we don't do much to commemorate the events of that pivotal day in Europe's history. Do you other Europe-focused forum-dwellers have any little practices/rituals/routines/celebrations that have become important for your June 6's? I feel I should be doing something to appreciate the enormity of that day.