Letter to the Editor

Memory of D-Day headline

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My most vivid memory of D-Day on June 6, 1944, as an 11-year-old boy in those pretelevision days, was the headline in the Southeast Missourian. The headline was "D-DAY" in the largest type I had ever seen in your paper. My father was an avid reader of the paper that was delivered to our home in Illmo every day. In my mind's eye I can still see that headline after all these years. I didn't know what it meant at that time or the significance of the event, but it is somehow still vivid in my memory 65 years later.

Thanks to the Internet and your website, I am still able to read the Southeast Missourian, and I check it out each day to keep up with events in Southeast Missouri where I grew up. I was wondering if you still have a copy of that issue in your archives and if you do would it be possible to post a copy of it on your web page. I would love to see it again and determine if my memory is still accurate.

Thank you very much.

GENE WEBB, Waterloo, Ill.