• Never Forget – Today Is D-Day

    The attack launched on Normandy Beach in France marked one of the most heroic efforts ever undertaken.

    It led to the defeat of Hitler. If any war was clearly for the defeat of evil and the freedom of a region, WWII was it.

    Never forget D-Day. A proud day when America sacrificed heavily for freedoms sake.

    From The Daily Signal:

    Stop your average American on the street and ask them “what happened on June 6?” Surprisingly—a few might recall that on a dreary morning while the low-tide lapped lazily on the rocky coast of Normandy, France, brave men in battle armor no thicker than a khaki shirt grimly headed toward Hitler’s Atlantic wall.

    There is nothing special to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Nothing special—other than the men themselves.

    That 18-year-old struggling up the steep bluffs of Omaha Beach while tracer rounds flashed overhead would be 90 years old now, eyes flickering still alive with the memories of that unforgettable day.

    About 73,000 Americans landed onto the beaches on June 6, 1944. Almost 2,500 of our boys were killed.

    Often forgotten is that the fight for Normandy did not end there. Some of the toughest fighting in World War II happened in the six weeks after D-Day as the allies battled to gain a foothold in France and set the stage for the campaign that liberated Western Europe.

    These were battles and a war worth winning. If there was ever a war for freedom’s sake, World War II was certainly it.

    Dictators never dreamed larger. Germany’s Adolf Hitler planned to colonize all of Eastern Europe, after exterminating or expelling the local population. He would rule the Reich from “Germania,” the world’s largest city, and construct the greatest bridge ever built by man, making San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge look like a freeway overpass.

    Hitler would cleanse his lands of the handicapped, mentally challenged, gypsies, homosexuals, and Jews. They would all be killed. He would bring German immigrants back from America to repopulate the homeland.

    The appetites of others were only slightly more modest. The fascist dictator of Italy Bonito Mussolini longed for a vast a Mediterranean empire mirroring ancient Rome.

    Our brave soldiers became the only thing to stand in the way of total domination of Europe by Hitler and his friends.

    These young American men were some of the bravest men to ever live.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

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