75th Anniversary of D-Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when young Americans and their allies selflessly risked their lives to liberate the people of Europe from the clutches of Adolph Hitler.

Sadly, too many lost their lives, giving their last full measure of devotion:

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. 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. …

According to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

Consider the words of Mr. Frank DeVita, which were published in a recent article about that fateful day: June 6, 1944.

Mr. DeVita served in the Coast Guard, transporting troops to Omaha Beach. He spoke eloquently about a cemetery in France where some of our brave American patriots are buried:

Pick out a tombstone, any tombstone. Place your hand on that white marble and say to yourself, “Six feet down is a boy. … He gave his life for his country. And then you lift your eyes up and you see 9,400 white marble tombstones. They all gave their lives for their country.”

And they truly were boys. Many were in their teens or very early 20s.

Could such courage and selflessness be found in our nation today?

We, who today enjoy the blessings of liberty, bought and paid for by those brave young men (and women, too), owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay, except perhaps by ensuring that they shall not have died in vain. 

We simply cannot allow the same evil forces of socialistic autocracy to rise again in this world.

As they did, so must we all do whatever we can to preserve and protect our individual freedoms. 

Honor them. Remember them. Pray for their families. 

May God bless them and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

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35 responses to “75th Anniversary of D-Day

  1. Thanks Miri,
    You asked: Could such courage and selflessness be found in our nation today?

    We may soon find out.

    Something happened Tuesday

    Apparently the Internet Kill Switch was tested
    This presages serious events but interpretations differ

    This guy says it is really bad:
    https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-conspiracy-economics/powers-be-just-beta-tested-taking-down-all-communications-what-will-follow

    This guy thinks it is good
    https://drwilliammount.blogspot.com/2019/06/internet-kill-switch-tested-as-lefties_4.html

    This guy is just factuaL
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-02/did-government-just-test-internet-kill-switch

    Whatever it is, I think it is significant

    • Imagine that power in the hands of Hillary or Barry. We’re just an election away.

    • It has to have been a test because surely not ALL of those services are connected such that a technical problem would take down ALL of them. That’s not even common business sense. Even small businesses have emergency generators, for example. They’re not all connected unless they WANT to be, and again–defies common sense that they are. Or maybe it’s just a demonstration of how Google is TOO BIG. That is, if all of those “services” ARE connected to Google. Obviously, they’re too big of a MONOPOLY and POTUS is perfectly correct to investigate them for anti-trust reasons.

  2. In direct opposition to what the patriots fought and died to preserve:

  3. I heard an extraordinary thing on the “news” yesterday.
    Using all the emotion that this anniversary of D-day brings up,
    the “anchor” mentioned the Donald Trump visit to Europe and
    said the we are beginning TO REMAKE some of the same mistakes that
    were made in the 1930s in terms of nationalism, populism.
    So he just compared Trump to Adolph.
    I could not believe it and on such a solemn occasion.
    I am beyond getting angry at such stuff but I thought ut appalling.

    • I read the same thing in my local paper’s coverage of the event. In addition, they just HAD TO put a paragraph at the end of the story stating that Trump avoided the draft and service in Viet Nam. They also ran a disgusting editorial “cartoon” that denigrated the service of the Greatest Generation and their accomplishment, on the 75th anniversary of their sacrifices. The cartoon showed the troops landing but above it “flew” a caricature of POTUS in a golf cart. And these are the very same people who “predicted” that TRUMP would “politicize” the occasion. They are SUCH hypocrites. They prove the truth that what they accuse others of is exactly what they do themselves. They have absolutely NO gratitude towards those veterans. They see them only as a cudgel to use, in any way, against Trump. TDS on steroids.

    • I know. What the heck is their argument other than, “It bugs us so much that Trump is POTUS that we don’t think he ought to get all the perks that went with the office down through history, including and especially with Obama”?

    • This is EXACTLY how they fumed in advance that Trump would “politicize” D-Day, being especially egregious as he was overseas, when in REALITY he did NOT do so but the MEDIA did!

    • https://www.bustle.com/p/how-did-obama-spend-fourth-of-july-as-president-trump-is-celebrating-much-differently-9674306

      According to that story, it’s a “tradition” for the president to host a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth. Now, what do you think constitutes “tradition?” 5 out of 45 presidents! You see, that’s “tradition” that Trump is breaking, according to this biased reporter. 5 out of 45! 11% of presidents held a naturalization ceremony but this constitutes a “tradition” that Trump is breaking! So when FDR “politicized” the Fourth of July by being the FIRST (what a surprise!) to hold such a public political demonstration, did the media complain? 3 of the 5, so far, have been DemoncRATS. No surprise and is it coincidence? Who supports the issue of immigration such that the more the merrier especially if they become DemoncRAT voters? And then there’s G. W. Bush. Is it a surprise that HE held to that bogus “tradition?” The POTUS who deliberately would NOT seal the border? Ford is the only outlier and he probably bought the meme that it’s a “tradition.” Do you think Barry held onto that “tradition” in order to get brownie points with Hispanics? As you can see, it is NOT “tradition,” either, for presidents to NOT attend public celebrations nor to give a speech.

      “President Harry S. Truman is the only president to ever take an active role in the Washington celebration. With more than 150,000 people at the Mall on July 4, 1951, for the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Truman gave a speech from the Washington Monument about progress in the Korean War. …”

      AND YET, somehow, the FAKE NEWS that this is Trump breaking tradition and politicizing the day seems to be believed by the media who can’t even be bothered to read the WaPo.

      I’m sure nobody in the media complained about TRUMAN, a DemoncRAT, politicizing the day or making a speech.

  4. BLOW- IN- in the W I N D ..?… BAG of HOT AIR ! ….FOOLISH JOE!
    https://news.yahoo.com/joe-biden-reverses-course-hyde-001812021.html
    NPC 19922 days ago

    let’s see how many Democrats care that the man leading the polls to represent them has values that changes depending on whether or not he gets your vote.
    By “circumstances have changed,” Biden really means he was advised his position was a losing one within the Democrat party.
    Joe Biden, June 6, 2019: “I’m happy to sell out my strongly held beliefs for votes.”
    The man has absolutely No principles or moral compass whatsoever. he changes his positions almost daily depending on what other candidates say and what he perceives will help his candidacy. If you go back and look at his previous speeches he has contradicted everything he has ever said. But then again he’s never said anything in these speeches that is not scripted by someone else because he’s not capable of independent thought. Every time he does say something spontaneously he puts his foot in his mouth. He has insulted virtually every ethnic every religious and every gender possibility at some time. if you ever listen to him speak when he is not scripted you would think that he is senile but the problem is that he has been speaking like this for the last 35 years. in a field of liars and phonies Joe is at the top. Maybe that explains why He is at the T O P… of their Poll as well. ???????
    Circumstances have changed. polls numbers were dropping.
    This just in… Joe Biden has now officially disagreed with every thing he did in politics for 50 years.
    “I want to be clear: I make no apologies for my last position. I make no apologies for what I’m about to say,” he explained, arguing that “circumstances have changed.” The change is I found out my position wasn’t popular with Democrats.
    Reminds me of Obama who said he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman but later “evolved “ to believing in homosexual marriages.
    Joe Biden is a true politician. He will change his mind about anything that will gain him more votes!
    Well that didn’t take long. Way to stick to your principles in the face of criticism from his own party.

  5. https://www.foxnews.com/us/illegal-immigrants-can-hurt-us-economy-professor-argues-prompting-calls-for-his-firing

    A brave professor tells the truth about illegal immigration, resisting those who would take his job for failing to submit to political correctness.

    • facebkwallflower

      So, all the blitzing all over social media for several years about MLK being a Republican is gonna come back and bite?

    • No doubt, although they love the “intel community” when they’re plotting against Trump, they will suddenly begin to attack them, IF the story gets any traction. It’s simply too easy for libs to fall back on their usual excuse for avoiding reality–the RACE CARD. Obama is untouchable, despite his obvious lies over many years about his background and associations, his lack of vetting, his corruption in and out of office–all because he’s allegedly black. The same will hold true for MLK. It’s not the person; it’s the MYTH. The power of the myth. The alleged importance of giving children role models.

    • These rumors (many likely based in fact) have been out there all along. Just as the rumors (likely based in FACT) about Barry’s lack of eligibility for the presidency have been out there all along. When the media decide they’re going to lionize someone, they go all the way and while doing it stick their heads up their rears, so as not to see reality. iirc, the rumors have also been about the fact that his predilections involved women of pallor, also similar to Barry, who preferred wealthy women of pallor and men of pallor, too, (for oral activities), until it became necessary to choose a “spouse” with the two requisite children, of color, of course. And then, of course, the spouse is black but potentially not as “she” appears to be. They’re avoiding this story because it sets up a clash between two DemoncRAT bases–the “me, too movement” and “persons of color.”

  6. june 9th …& down-ward ho’
    Why the Money Whores are against Donald Trump’s Tariffs
    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/

    • I agree with this:

      “Those are the facts in this, but do not think that I am letting Donald Trump skate on this, as he is right on tariffs, but the one tariff he is flat ass wrong on, is his Visa Vermin and Border Busters. There should be a tariff placed on foreigners coming into the United States for jobs PAID by businesses of 20,000 dollars a head. This would cover the billions which these Visa Vermin are not paying in income taxes and pay for Americans not being employed, as that is another horse shit propaganda line that, “Americans will not do these jobs”. That bullshit leaves out that Mexicans take these jobs, because they do not pay income taxes on them, and businesses do not have to pay medical, as they deliberately underpay Mexicans so Americans will not take the job.
      The reasons Americans are not working at these shit jobs, is not because they are shit jobs, but because they are abused by these employers, the state will not protect them, and these rapist businesses will not pay a living wage to Americans.
      An American can not compete with a foreigner, when the foreigner works for 10% less, but does not pay 35% that Americans have to in income taxes and Social Security. …”

      Silicon valley and the progressive censoring Nazis profit mightily from this, while Americans lose jobs. Go Code? Right.

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