Wanted to post this quick blurb about Bill Millin. Mr. Millin was the piper that played his pipes on the beaches during the D-Day invasion and is immortalized in the movie “The Longest Day”. The link to the article I found is here at the NY Times. Please click on this link and read the article there are some great quips about how and why he played and the best part of the article is the reason the Germans didn’t shoot him. I’ve always been amazed at the thought of the pipers leading the troops into battle. I mean you have pipes not a gun heading into battle. In the documentary film “Instrument of War” watching the pipers jump out of the trenches during WWI with nothing but pipes is absolutely amazing to me. I wouldn’t jump out of the trench in a tank much less carrying only a set of bagpipes.
Mr. Millin is literally a dying breed. A well deserved thank you and god speed to you Mr. Millin. The sacrifice you and your fellow servicemen made will not and can not be forgotten.