But for the Butter…and but for Colette Alford’s father’s quick actions to lead her away from the family dining room table, she would not be with us today. On June 6th, 75 years ago, our resident, Colette, was a 13 year old girl from Normandy, France and lived in a village about ten minutes away from where allied troops stormed beaches towards the Germans on D-Day. She shared tales from the front line of what exactly happened that day and the weeks after as her family fled to farms and caves for safety in the French countryside. With her husband Don by her side, she also shared her stories with a surprise visitor the day of her Watermark University presentation. The visitor was Lupita Murillo from KVOA who interviewed Colette, filmed parts of her presentation and a few hours later, voila–Colette was on the 4:00 news as a special D-Day feature! Please follow this link to this wonderful story.
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