Final Resting Spot
75th Anniversary of D-Day
By Laura Genant Martin
Watching the events at the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a lump in my throat and pride in my heart, made me wonder if the next generations will remember in 25 years, the sacrifice made for our freedom by WW II veterans. Let's keep their memory alive by continuing to tell their stories. Read the biography of Leonard Lange who landed at Normandy on D-Day and Nanno Hiemstra and Jake DenOuden who arrived on D-Day + 2.
Thank you to all our veterans for paying the price so that we can live in a free country.
This web page is a work in progress. It has been created through the donated efforts of Laura Genant Martin, Dick Martin, and Jim Hornstra. When Laura was made aware of what we needed, she took the initiative to research and educate herself on how to create a web site to identify, respect and honor the military veterans in Springfield. The web site had to be easy to navigate and had to provide the viewer a method of providing feedback. Most of the written material has been provided by Dick Martin over the past couple of years with some important contributions from others, i.e. Jim Kirk. Jim Hornstra has been the reliable source as he has been the collector of information concerning Springfield Veterans and has provided Laura much of what has gone into the web site.