Proclaiming these words, specifically:
The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead, or on the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.
You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.
That tribute was courtesy of The Gipper in 1984, honoring the 40th anniversary of D-Day.
President Reagan’s Normandy address was both moving and powerful. That’s why he’s called the Great Communicator, after all.
Watch Reagan’s entire address below for a real tribute, not the “low key,” “low energy,” and “listless” remarks Obama delivered today.
h/t American Thinker
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