GOD BLESS OUR GREATEST GENERATION … THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE
Today marks the date of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion (must watch video) that took place on June 6, 1944. Thank you to the men who took part in this Longest Day who took part in the Normandy invasion as they attempted to gain a foothold on Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach . The Allies who fought tyranny … the heroes who helped win the war.
If you ever wanted to look and find heroes, look no further. They are the men and woman that made up “Our Greatest Generation”. They are our Armed Forced who sacrifice for us.
American troops landing at Utah Beach, Normandy invasion
June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
Watch the slide show and see what it was like to be there 65 years ago as our “Greatest Generation” sacrificed all for the freedom of others.
The D-Day Invasion – June 6, 1944
President Obama spoke at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooking Omaha Beach where American, British and Canadian soldiers gave their lives and blood for freedom. Obama referred to it as the “unimaginable hell” of D-Day suffering during his tribute today.
He said the lessons of that pivotal effort are eternal.
“Friends and veterans, what we cannot forget — what we must not forget — is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century,” he said.
Unimaginable hell … This is what war is. This is what it takes to make people free. Talk is cheap and one of the lessons we learned from WWII was NERVE APPEASE EVIL. It takes people dealing with the most unimaginable situations, making the supreme sacrifice so that other can be free. D-Day is a symbol of what our Armed Forces have faced through out our birth as a nation to provide freedoms for ourself and others.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on. (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
“At an hour of maximum danger, amid the bleakest of circumstances, men who thought themselves ordinary found it within themselves to do the extraordinary.”
“I want to say thank you to the survivors of this tragedy who are here today with us… We owe you our freedom,” he said.
“Because of the blood in your veins you are a symbol of the America we love.”
Others covering the D-Day Anniversary.
The Gateway Pundit states that “it was a pretty good speech for an antiwar cut-and-runner who said that, “Preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.” He also provides Reagan’s speech in 1984 on the 40th Anniversary. Now that was a speech!!!
Classic Values Remembers D-Day
Black Five honoring the struggle to preserve our Republic