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The Significance of D-Day, 65 Years Ago Today.

For those of us who grew up with parents who were living during WWII, America’s role in joining the fight to free the oppressed people of Europe was never “played down”.  We heard stories from our parents, relatives and even the numerous people who immigrated here from Europe after the war.  There was never any question about what our participation was about.  It was about insuring the freedom of our allies from a tyrant who waged war against neighboring nations and murdered those who did not “fit into the mold of the master race”.  We were part of securing the greater good of humanity against one of the most heinous tyrants of our time, Adolf Hitler.

No one summed up D-Day and it’s significance better than President Ronald Reagan in his 40th anniversary speech at Normandy.

Yesterday, the man elected President of my country stood before the people of Cairo Egypt and told a story of America that quite frankly was an outright lie!  What this clearly demonstrates is because the American public is so easily brainwashed by campaign tactics via their television sets and don’t research or demand facts during the primary elections, our nation elected a man who is inexperienced and clearly ignorant of what America is.  He is a failed community planner (just ask the people of Chicago who were living in the “project housing” that he and his cronies built!) who does not care about the American people, the Constitution or our history.  No Mr. Obama, there were NO Islamic people on the Mayflower!

During WWII there were of course people that felt we had no stake in what was going on in Europe.  But as time progressed it became impossible for the isolationist to prevent reality from setting in “that there are and always will be those people in power that will try to impose their will over others and do great harm to innocents in the process.”  Enter the “Greatest Generation”, the recognition that what happens to other good people in the world does and always will affect us and this country.  You can’t drink the Koolaid, sing Kumbayah and hope for the best.  Fortunately for the world in 1941 we were not overwhelmed by the wishful thinking apologists who would try to make peace at any cost to freedom, like we have now.  Of course England had such a man in Chamberlain.  He tried the Obama approach to peacemaking with tyrants and ended up vilified because it almost destroyed England.   By the time D-Day came, as Mustang showed on his memorial post quote, then General Eisenhower summed it up very nicely.

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world….

Read the rest of the quote on Social Sense.  It is the truest celebration of what our parents and grandparents did for the people of Europe, our legacy and freedom worldwide.  No one can ever say the words of gratitude to those who gave their lives on a battlefield, many of which had young and promising futures at stake, but they CAN refuse to forget the precious gift given by these souls to preserve our freedom and defend the Constitution and all it means to the numerous people who live here.  I say Thank You to all who served and give my undying gratitude to all the heroes who gave their all for my freedom.

And on another note, please view this You Tube presentation from the Mark Levin radio show.  A young military wife called in to give her thoughts and feelings on President Obama’s speech in Cairo, Egypt.  It will make you think twice about the man in the White House.

Always remember those who have served and sacrificed and support those who are on the home front supporting them in their mission.

Invasion of NormandyNormandy Landings

This picture communicates much more than any number of words; for the dead lie peacefully, and the living continues to remember the horror of war, and the pain of brothers lost.

Normandy Cemetery

(Photo: der Spiegel via Mr. Z)

June 6, 2009 - Posted by | Commentaries, Leftism, Our Military, Politics | , , ,

13 Comments »

  1. So many of today’s leaders just don’t get it when it comes to our history, or the sacrifices made for freedom and liberty.

    Comment by Patrick Sperry | June 6, 2009

  2. Thank you for commenting here Patrick. You are quite correct, many do not get it. And many do not have a clue when it comes to what the Constitution is about and why so many sacrificed their lives to defend it and the principals it represents.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 6, 2009

  3. During the D-Day observance today, a news reporter asked a veteran of the Omaha Beach landing, “What gave you young men the courage to face such a determined enemy?” The old man thought for a moment before he replied, paraphrasing of course.

    “My generation suffered the effects of the Great Depression. Along with suffering came determination and self-reliance. The Army taught us how to take the skills and apply them as a team. We did not have these modern day diversions. And besides, we understood that we didn’t have an option. There was a profound evil in the world; it was up to us to do something about it.”

    I sent you a photograph this morning; hope you received it. It came from der Spiegel online magazine, but it really does say much more than words ever could. Perhaps you can post it here if you agree.

    Thank you for the link, Ham … and as always, “Semper Fidelis”

    Comment by Mustang | June 6, 2009

  4. The only reason I didn’t post it was I was not sure about the source… der Spiegel. I have German ancestry, but don’t spechenze Deutsche…. or spell it for that matter! LOL!!! Now that I know, I will post it as it was an amazing statement that honors the occasion. It is my honor to link to your excellent post.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 6, 2009

  5. HAM,
    You should check out the D-Day postings over at Gateway Pundit. Apparently, Gordon Brown referred to Omaha Beach as “Obama Beach.” Sheesh!

    Comment by Always On Watch | June 6, 2009

  6. Now THAT is truly nausiating!!!

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 6, 2009

  7. My dad was a career U.S. Navy officer who served during World War II. He passed away this year. The singing of the Navy Hymn during his funeral and the full U.S. Navy Honor Guard ceremony at his graveside service were perfect tributes to this great man.

    Thanks for this post.

    Comment by Pasadena Closet Conservative | June 8, 2009

  8. My honor PCC. And my condolences at the loss of your father. I lost my father in 2001 in May. Needless to say, the only time I felt glad he wasn’t here was on 9/11. That would have broke his heart.

    So many people today simply do not understand the gift that all the wonderful men who serve give us. My great uncle was a retired Navy XO and my uncle, his nephew, served on a submarine in WWII. I still to this day am in awe of my uncle, and have been since I toured the WWII German sub at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago many years ago. I don’t know how men did that but I sure admire their tenacity and grit.

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting here.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 8, 2009

  9. OH, MAN, I’m so glad to see a new post and WHAT A POST, HAM!
    That Mark Levin tape makes me cry every time…every single time, God bless that dear girl and her husband……
    It really DOES say a lot about how out of touch Obama is…how he doesn’t THINK THINGS THROUGH (again)

    Mr. Z got such a kick of your crediting him with the Der Spiegel photo…I just said to him…”Well, look at THIS…” Thanks! It’s a wonderful photo, isn’t it…so glad yo used it.

    Reagan…who could say it better, right?
    I loved this whole post and thank you..Great work. I SALUTE YOU…and OUR SOLDIERS and their MOMS and all their families..everyone who sacrifices for our great country!

    Comment by z | June 11, 2009

  10. Thank you Z, I am so honored that you liked it. I’ve just had a lot of feeling welling up lately, it kind of “exploded out”. LOL!!!

    Give Mr. Z my regards and thanks to you both for all you do to enlighten Americans!

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 11, 2009

  11. It was a privilege for my husband and me to take our 10 year old son to the 65th Anniversary event at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. Our world certainly has changed in the meantime, and not for the better. Excellent post.

    Comment by Kristine | June 15, 2009

  12. Thank you Kristine. I have been to Bedford, VA many times, as my stepchildren live in the area. After I saw the memorial in town at the courthouse (before the National Memorial was built), I was deeply moved. When the book, “The Bedford Boys” came out I bought a copy and could not put it down. It is a moving book and if you can read through tears, I highly recommend it. It’s the kind of book our children should read so they will understand exactly what it was their grandparents fought for and why the price had to be paid. Thank you again for stopping by.

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | June 16, 2009

  13. There are some fascinating time limits in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There may be some validity but I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like more! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

    Comment by Siu Roehrenbeck | July 22, 2011


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