On June 6, 1944, about 100,000 American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the French beaches of Normandy to begin the long and bloody process of wresting Europe from the iron grip of Adolf Hitler.
That was almost 67 years ago, and the ranks of those young men -- and indeed the entire population of World War II participants -- is rapidly dwindling. Those still living are in their eighties and nineties. Yet we owe these people so much, it seems appropriate to try to do what we can to show them our appreciation.
In conjunction with the local American Legion Post 250, Millard & Company will hold a special event on Monday, June 6. At 1:30 that afternoon, we will be showing the 1962 movie "The Longest Day," a classic star-studded spectacle that relives the many events of that momentous day. Our new event coordinator, Libbie Johnson (more on her later), has been busily inviting local WWII veterans, and the event is filling up fast.
The event will be pretty simple -- we're just going to watch the movie and have some snacks and fellowship -- but the message is simple as well: thank you.
Once we know how many veterans to expect, we will begin accepting RSVPs from others as well. (The Depot Room has a total capacity of 80.)
Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event.
In other news, the debt ceiling debate is about to kick into high gear (see the article below). Hang on to your hat, and have a great week!
Bonnie Armstrong (pictured to the right of Juliet) has joined the Millard & Company team as a long-distance special projects consultant. Bonnie lives in the Washington, DC area, but the marvels of modern technology allow her to work from there as effectively as if she were in the office with us. Her role is to help us with back-office projects -- and she is good at it, having worked with other advisors in a similar capacity and having an established relationship with TD Ameritrade. We like her a lot!