65th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion … Thank you to the Greatest Generation on The Longest Day



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. D_Day_Casualties

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)

Leaders’ tribute to D-Day heroes

“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

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  • Comments

    14 Responses to “65th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion … Thank you to the Greatest Generation on The Longest Day”

    1. miriam on June 6th, 2009 10:25 am

      Sacrificing for the freedom of others:
      Remembering a group of AMERICAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS from 1806:

      The History of Don Francisco de Miranda’s Attempt to Effect a Revolution

    2. miriam on June 6th, 2009 10:28 am

      Remembering also the American troops stationed in Aruba:


      “We drove to the flying field, took leave of the governor and left for Aruba.”

    3. Scared Monkeys on June 6th, 2009 11:01 am

      I guess it’s a good thing Obama did not apologize for America’s actions in this speech.

      The United States has always fought for freedom.

      Thank you to the soldiers of D-Day!


    4. miriam on June 6th, 2009 12:50 pm

      Remembering the Troops in Aruba:
      Dedicated to the service men during World War 2 Music Rufo Wever
      Song WHILE I’M AWAY composed by composer Rufo Wever dedicated to all service men stationed in Aruba during World War 2. Scottish, American, Dutch and Puerto Rican service men were stationed in Aruba to defend two large oil refineries which were supplying the allies with fuel.


    5. Yag si der on June 6th, 2009 2:05 pm

      I thought I may actually see 1 post that did not bash Obama.Guess I was wrong.Hey maybe if you want to be take seriously you should stop acting like a spoiled, bitter 3rd grader!

    6. Joesamas Mama on June 6th, 2009 2:59 pm

      Thank you Scared Monkeys for this post about D-Day. I just watched Reagan’s 84 speech before I came to this blog. Now that was on heck of a speech.

      Thank you Americans, Canadians, Englishmen, Poles, that stormed the beaches or dropped from heavan above to save Europe from their horrible occupation. God Bless you all.


    7. Joesamas Mama on June 6th, 2009 4:41 pm

      Yag si der, I won’t bash Obama, So I will bash Gordie Brown calling it “OBAMA BEACH”. No wonder NuLabour just got a pouncing.


    8. tuyvnsurvivor on June 6th, 2009 10:34 pm

      Thanks SM for the D-Day expressions.

      I hold high the vets of WWII and the amazing public of the United States that joined a united effort to save the world.

      Looks to me, that the next time the public joins it is to save ourselves from those who steal America.

    9. D-Day … Obama Reminded Not to Apologize for America Past Actions at this Event … at Obama Beach | Scared Monkeys on June 7th, 2009 9:12 am

      [...] Was it the teleprompter or a note from an aide that reminded President Barack Obama to not do his usual apology for America’s actions at the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion? [...]

    10. St Stephen on June 7th, 2009 12:04 pm

      God Bless the best, the greatest generation for their love and sacrifices for this great country of ours.

      God bless the USA!

    11. Lulu Zoe West on June 7th, 2009 8:26 pm

      “selflessness of a few” leaves me cold. It took more than a few. That was a bonehead statement from a susposed orator. Gimme a break. It took guts and it took the lives of many of our citizens (our fathers, brothers, our siblings, our cousins, our friend, and our neighbors, and even those we may not like. But they were patriotic and died for us so we can enjoy life, liberty, mercy, justice, and freedom. Never forget this, ever! God bless these brave men who don’t expect to be called heros and yet they were and are. For, we the people…bow our head and have undying gratefulness, which I did not see apparent with the talker in any great measure. God Bless America and those who went the course in safeguarding our freedoms. BO has nothing to do with this but say what he should and with absolute reverence and grace. After all, did he not pay attention to Rev Wright. Can’t help myself here for truth reigns. And with a liberal telling me to not talk about BO at this time, so be it. We ain’t talking about him. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR FREEDOM AND RESPECT AND MEMORANCE FOR DESERVING HEROS!

    12. SUPER DAVE on June 8th, 2009 4:32 pm

      #5: go back to your own country. this is America.

    13. Yag si der on June 9th, 2009 12:16 am


      I really cant go back to my own country because I was born here.And so was my father.And my grandfather.In fact, my grandfather died during WWII serving in the Pacific.He was of Polish backround.So I guess I could go back to Poland since I have a different view of the world than you.

    14. Dolf on June 15th, 2009 8:04 am

      Have visited the beaches and musea in Normandy

      very impressive

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