70 Years Ago Today, the Greatest Generation Saved the Free World …

Let not their sacrifices be in vain.

D-Day, June 6, 1944:

Eisenhower - CopySupreme Commander Eisenhower speaks with his troops.

After a long life, Eisenhower, by his own request, was buried in an $80 government-issue coffin.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower was buried in his World War II uniform. It consists of “pink” trousers and the green “Ike” jacket that he made famous. Although he was one of the most decorated military men in history, his uniform had only the following medals: Army Distinguished Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.

President Eisenhower believed that leading the troops at Normandy was his most important and lasting accomplishment, and honor.

The landings on the beaches of Normandy:

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The Battle of Normandy:

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target.

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By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

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Today we remember all of those brave troops, including those of our allies.  We honor all of them: Those who gave their lives so that we may remain free, as well as the veterans who returned to our everlasting gratitude.

All love and honor to them.

May God bless them and their families.

May God continue to bless the United States of America.

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67 responses to “70 Years Ago Today, the Greatest Generation Saved the Free World …

  1. Thank you to everyone who has served in our military!

    • I just found that photo identified as Ralph Dunham on several other sites, just bad reporting again.

      • SEO, yes, that is the man that has always been identified as Ralph Dunham. Supposedly, he and Stan were in WWII together and in England at the same time and even met up in London by accident. The photo of Stan in his uniform, naturally, comes with a “story” about how Stan didn’t have his uniform jacket and so borrowed someone else’s for the photograph, which “explains” why the uniform and medals (iirc) don’t match the so-called narrative of Stan’s time during the War.

    • Ran through http://www.in20years.com/ and most likely not the old man on the bench. However, it is a closer resemblance than the guy featured with SAD when she was in uniform or the guy in HI with BO sr.

    • It would not be an Obama speech UNLESS he made it all about himself.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      To answer your question, ITRP, when we allowed it to happen….. under our watch. And listening to that liar, FDR pray to God is….oh, who knows anymore? :roll All the presidents seem to be less than moral people. Except perhaps Reagan. Being such a part of Hollywood, I am certain he was no saint. But God is a God of forgiveness.I know I’m judging and we are not to judge.

      I do believe Sarah is Good. There. Another judgment. It somehow seems as if a judgment in someone’s favor is less of a judgment. But it’s not. It’s still a judgment.

    • Despite the bogus photo of “Gramps”, that’s a wonderful photographic tribute. I didn’t see anything like that in our U.S. papers or on TV. Makes one wonder whether the media don’t fully appreciate the sacrifice these Americans made to defeat national SOCIALISM.

  2. OK, I just had the weirdest thoughts. You don’t suppose even the nice kid stuck in a Mexican jail, could be anything other than what it appears to be do ya? I mean Mexico did sign the UN arms Treaty and they are thought to be one with the strictest of plans on the illicit illegal importation of any weapons, light or otherwise into their country. And then, this dude , who was stationed out of Florida, drives all the way to San Diego, with post traumatic stress disorder. He goes with all his stuff and his weapons as if he’s going to stay out there; but then (with his PTSD) his mother tells us he’s suppose to report for duty, back in Florida. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Why would a guy with PTSD in the military need assistance in San Diego, if he was stationed in Florida, and knew he might be reporting back for duty? Everyone seems so innocent, but , call me cynical, but , why has Obama let it ride so long….with lots of attention growing on the matter, and we haven’t heard anything from the Mexican authorities much either. And if this guys really in big trouble, why is he getting such great treatment now, with access to the media and a telephone at all hours of the day? Somethings up, Maybe, maybe not, but the Mexican’s UN arms treaty might be about to be put to good use. Wouldn’t Obama love a stir with that? A dude with PTSD, certainly should have never been allowed to roam around across country even with weapons in his back seat, and then cross the boarder too. Oh my!!!!

  3. His mother does seem to be a really great organizer , don’t you think? It’s all just too innocent. I told my son about it. He doesn’t have TV so he didn’t know anything about, but he’s not far from that border. He says it’s pretty well marked and it sure seems hard to get lost right there. He said , the guys got to be pretty stupid (a military guy who should have a better sense of direction/directions than your average person) to get lost there. I don’t have any idea if that’s right, but he does live right there.

    • alfy, what little I heard of the story is that he got in the wrong lane and ended up crossing the border. This, I can understand, because it almost happened to me once, except I made an admittedly illegal and fast U-turn. I’ll have to research his case before I comment any more about it. There’s so little in the media about it. I heard it on Glenn Beck’s show, which I don’t ordinarily listen to, but it comes on right after a show I do listen to, so caught a little background.

  4. How many states would Andrew have driven thru with his weapons on top of all his belongings? THat’s pretty dangerous for him , even not crossing the boarder. Most anyone will tell you not to do that. If you get stopped you’re likely to be arrested in several states for having a weapon not registered in their state. Something’s not right. This guy can’t be this dumb and nice, that he would ride around with the weapons where they were. Why not leave em with his friend. Can you imagine what Gov. Brown would do to him if he’d been stopped ?

  5. Here’s California’s assault weapons law. Andrew followed none of these procedures either. Seems being military he would know. Then again ,whey would Andrew take all his belongings with him planning to move out of the area where he would be called back to duty from? Makes no sense. Maybe Andrew was preparing to go to Mexico with his PTSD, and take a little time AWOL , in hopes of getting away from it all, but he got caught. I know that’s a stretch, but something just is jumping out at me as all too sweet and I can’t tell what it is.
    Illegal to possess, import, or purchase assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles, unless such weapons were acquired by the owner prior to June 1, 1989. While California’s Assault Weapons Ban does allow individuals to obtain, transport or possess banned weapons with permission from the DOJ, the DOJ generally does not grant such permission to ordinary citizens. Legally defined assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles listed by make and model by the DOJ must be registered. Their sale and transfer is prohibited. Military look-alike rifles that are not chambered for .50 BMG and are not on the DOJ roster are legal to purchase or possess, with some restrictions in configuration – known as “banned features.” Active-duty military members residing out of state and assigned to duty in California may bring personally-owned assault weapons into the state. The military member’s residence must be in a state that permits private citizens to own and possess assault weapons, and the firearms must be registered with the California Department of Justice prior to the servicemember’s arrival in California by submitting the registration form with a copy of the member’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and an authorization letter from the installation commander.

  6. Be sure and read the last portion of the assault weapons law for military.Andrew did none of these things.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Mouth hangs agape. I know this should not be surprising and yet it is….

    • They probably want to ask if there are guns in their home. I read this last week, or it may have been an article about the same case. It has to do with a clause in Obamacare: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/06/05/virginia-moms-have-lost-their-constitutional-rights/

      “… After learning about new Obamacare provisions which have turned CPS agents into de facto federal agents, operating under a 110 page document published by HHS, I predicted that the “convenient” disappearance of children, through CPS child seizures, would increase exponentially. Totally gone is any pretense of due process and following the rule of law. If you are a parent in Virginia, your parental authority and rights hang by a thread each and every day that you live in that state. Under the Obamacare regulations, children can be taken from their parents for such innocuous behaviors such as poor grades, although it is unspecified as to what a poor grade is. A child can be taken if there is a gun in the home, or the child has been grounded for disobedience or the child has missed 5 days of school in any 30 day period. The myriad of reasons that a child can be stolen from its parents are seemingly endless. …”

  7. Rosemary Woodhouse

    S E C E S S I O N. Just one Governor. That’s all it would take. Man up, Gov. Brewer. (wink)

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/07/feds-say-no-end-in-sight-for-policy-dumping-illegal-immigrants-in-arizona-gov/

    • seriously. THEY and their ILK have seceded and now squat as elected officials.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Yes, Pap. Very apropos! The “elected”.are the reps of They, the squatters: those who live on our hard earned money. The illegals and generationally encouraged and dependant entitlees. We, The Serfs. ..

        Wait until they force.”amnesty down our throats. Why the stories of.”concentration camps”.(Wait for .it…that term I certain 2. be used) of those CHILDREN being bussed into Arizona? This is the fnal.nail.on our coffin. That’s why the push/putsch. His job is.done here distraction destruction wrought.Well.done. Brownie! lol

        • Rosemary Woodhouse

          Edit: destruction

        • If this country is going to down we should be the ones to control it. First try to get sixty percent of companies to notify gov as of such a date they no longer will confiscate employee monies acting as tax agent for government. Think of what that will do. If can’t get this to happen. Patriots have to just pull out of system whether they are finished prepping or not. Whether they end up homeless. Whether they end up without medical care. Whether they go hungry. We are going to end up there anyway but if we let this play out according to the Destroyers’ time frame patriots will be divided and broken and comprimised. Better to do while we are Liberty-strong. But we just hang in denial thinking we still have the weapon of the constitution and rule of law on our side. I am not talking about a strike. I am talking about walking away and rebuilding on our terms and while we still recognize one another and while our cutting off the tit will starve out the takers or wake up in some of them the will to work to eat. Get the hell out of the urban areas, quit being slaves and try to rebuild America from the local level.

    • She certainly should “man up”. This is like the federal government invading her state. By what right do they think they can dump illegal aliens there? And why Arizona and not some place like Utah or California? Gee, it’s almost as if they’re trying to incite something in a “red state”.

      After reading the article, I’m a little perplexed. How do these people get into Texas from Central America when the Mexicans very closely (it’s said) police their border with countries to their south? Could it be they’re being given a free pass, so long as they do proceed north to Texas? Or could it be that some deal was cut so that instead of interdicting them at Mexico’s southern border, the Mexicans themselves are helping them get to Texas? Something is rotten in Tejas.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Because they will get away with it, just as they have done everything else! Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Who me? Yes, you. Couldn’t be. Then who?

      • Here is something I posted a week ago elsewhere. It has to do with over 4000 h um v ees being ordered for the Mexican government. http://4gfc.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/cartels-now-boasting-openly-on-billboards-over-interstate-10/comment-page-1/#comment-35919

        • The problem is that in some of the Mexican gov’t and law enforcement are the drug cartels.

        • Interesting blog Hoot. They are on Hawaii time because several of the founders are from Hawaii. Did they get involved in helping to prove the BC fraud? Did any of them go to Fuddy’s funeral to verity actual death?

          • I don’t think so to answer each of your questions. The hu m v ee purchase is interesting. Very little on it. Yes, much of the drug cartel is the mexican government which makes the purchase, through our regime’s approval, in the name of stopping cartel before heading over here is just not passing sniff test, as far as I am concerned.

            • What a missed opportunity. It’s a shame that no one that suspects foul play was able to attend that funeral and verify that it really was Fuddy dead. Maybe everyone was to scared to show up. If it was just a CIA op, I don’t blame them.

              • Don’t know if they even thought to. Or did but where they are in relation to funeral could be equivalent of an event on other side of my state not being accessabke to me. Or maybe they had to do that silly thing called work. I never thought to ask if going. Maybe did and mums the word. Next death over there I will know to suggest attend funeral.

  8. That is disgraceful, :facepalm:

  9. I gotta get one of these. 😀

  10. What a FRIGGIN’.. WEASEL. RESPECT is LACK-ING ??? Aretha F ?

    O’….I’m JUST NOT VERY HAPPY “RIGHT”….. NOW!!!!!!

    http://weaselzippers.us/188765-obama-chomps-on-gum-during-d-dad-anniversary-event/

  11. I think HE wants to get kicked OUT…SO he does not have 2 EXPOSE
    the LIES about ….not BEING A BLACK boy…! that’s what I think!!!

    http://www.americanthinker.com/assets/3rd_party/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/06/obama_criticized_for_chewing_gum_during_dday_ceremony.html

    • I am feeling so guilty for these poor American Black Women.

      Their oppression and disenfranchisement is pathetic.

      I feel for ya, grlfrenz. What a pity.

  12. the second video works? for me not the largest one.. interesting people

    http://www.freep.com/article/20140607/NEWS07/306070049/Maya-Angelou-memorial-service

  13. O’ YES I WILL!!!!!

    • Zen, I saw that pic last week and wondered what the heck is up with his eyes and nose. Those are, without doubt, his ears, but isn’t that the oddest photo yet?

  14. mg4us bg • 20 hours ago …. or Insane?

    One has to wonder whether Obama is loosing it as his erratic
    actions might be signs of something wrong in his head. Ever since his popularity started to fall, his actions have become more and more erratic pointing to a bigger problem.

    What SANE person trades the TOP 5 Leaders of an enemy you
    are still at battle with? Especially for a low-level deserter if not DEFECTOR & Collaborator?

    What SANE person believes our real enemy is a WAR on Climate
    Change while Iran builds Nukes and China & Russia are on the march?

    What SANE person plays 172 rounds of golf while Veterans are
    put on wait lists and die, or receive substandard care?

    What SANE person locks Veterans our of their Memorials in DC
    and closes the National Parks yet lets illegal aliens use the Washington Mall for a protest (and without a DC permit!)?

    What SANE person lets his spendthrift wife take numerous trips and vacations AT TAXPAYER expense while More Americans are on food-stamps than ever and many Americans are out of work with real labor force participation rates an all time low?

    What SANE person disappears or goes off to sleep (and with who?) or tells his troops to STAND DOWN and relieves a General of his command while an Ambassador and former Seals call for help and have a laser sight on target (for precision drone or air strike coordinates)?

    It may be Obama is loosing his Sanity? What happens when a self-indulged Narcissist sees their ratings tank, and is ridiculed day in and day out? Their make believe world implodes in on them and they loose it.

    Everyone knows Obama was NOT THE BRIGHTEST bulb . . . why
    else did he seal and hide his school records? And many know and believe him to be Inept, Irresponsible and Ineffective. He clearly was Inexperienced . . . that’s for sure!

    And we all know the say: The Apple Does not fall far from the tree: Obama’s mother was a wacko . . . perhaps he inherited some of her genes? Or perhaps he lost brain cells during his wee-weed up days in high School?

    And then there is living with and seeing daily Angry Big Mama Moochelle . . . having to hear her chronic vitriolic negativity day in and day out would make anyone go insane (especially her diet rants cause of her BIG A$$!) as would sitting in Rev Wrights sermons week in and week out for over 20 years!!!

    So maybe Obama is going Insane. I am not the only one concerned for the mental health of a
    fragile man-boy.
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/r

    Let’s pray that he gets help soon and not be put on a VA
    wait list lest he become some Looney Leftist Libtard clinging to his golf club and Alsinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

    • Butt, now we’re being told he was tortured, so we’re to feel sorry for him. He’s not allowed to see or talk to his parents. He’s “not ready” yet. The narrative must be instilled, you see.

    • http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/07/us/sgt-bowe-bergdahl-controversy/

      “… An Army fact-finding investigation conducted in the months after his disappearance concluded that Bergdahl left his outpost deliberately and of his own free will, according to the official, who was briefed on the report.

      The Army has no definitive finding that Bergdahl deserted because that would require knowing his intent — something Army officials couldn’t learn without talking to the soldier, a U.S. military official told CNN.”

      Uh, what, then, became of the NOTE that his platoon said he left, indicating his “intent?” Disappeared conveniently? Something like that, you know, wouldn’t have been kept as important EVIDENCE, would it? Or is this just another “mistake” made by the media?

  15. Powerful show last night WOW!!!!! What we DON’T Know….. WOW

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2014/06/07

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