D-Day: 1944 / 1984 / 2014 — An image is worth a thousand words (play “fill-in-the-blank)

    1944 – A Hero   1984 – A Leader   2014 – A “Fill-in-the-blank”     H/T Weasel Zippers:  http://weaselzippers.us/188765-obama-chomps-on-gum-during-d-dad-anniversary-event/

    Historian David Pietrusza on the Heroes of D-Day

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by historian David Pietrusza to discuss the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the day’s many heroes and Operation Overlord lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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    D-Day + 70 Years

    D-Day + 70 Years

    Remarks by President Ronald W. Reagan at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion June 6, 1984 Pointe Du Hoc We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in | Read More »

    D-Day 1944 and 2013

    They came from all across America.  Young and the not-so-young, employed, unemployed.  Boys from farms, small towns, big cities.  Rich and poor.  D-Day knew no demographics, we were all in it together.  Hitler, and everything that he stood for, had to be defeated, as he was a threat to mankind’s morality and the civilized world as we knew it. They gave their lives for the | Read More »

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    D-Day at 69

    D-Day at 69

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

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    Remembering Soldiers Who Saved The Planet

    A 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL REPORT – Re-Post  James Michael Pratt – Official US Press Pool From the American Military Cemetery, Normandy June 6, 2004        As a member of the official US Press Pool to the multi-national sixtieth anniversary ceremonies commemorating the Allied D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, I had the privilege of witnessing a never-to-be-repeated celebration of honor and courage at the | Read More »

    Sixty Eight Years Ago Today

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

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    Sixty Eight Years Ago Today

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

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    D-Day Mystery Solved 67 Years Later

    My husband, Vincent E. Baker, landed on Omaha Beach on D-day and fought as a forward artillery observer through VE-Day. Even then he didn’t get to come home because he was appointed military mayor of Reid, Austria. Anyway, here’s a link to a story about a mystery that I played a very small part in solving. Enjoy! http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/24/3286566/unexpected-phone-call-pleases.html If you’d like to see a photo | Read More »

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    June 6, 1944

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

    June 6, 1944

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

    Anti-9/11 mosque rally ignored by MSM

    What a surprise. Lots of people are talking about the abomination of having a mosque at Ground Zero, however I never knew until today there was a huge rally in NY on D Day. Totally ignored by the MSM. I googled this and found absolutely nothing from the MSM. The rally was organized by Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) on June 6, 2010 at the | Read More »

    Ronald Reagan; June 6, 1984

    h/t Blackfive Today, June 6, 2010, when The “History” Channel is showing some trucker marathon, the rest of us remember a different history. A history of sacrifice and greatness which may not be unique to world history in the modern professorial view, but it’s special to those of us whose families still choose to remember. Pointe-Du-Hoc; It was a nearly 100-meter-high cliff, with perpendicular sides | Read More »

    Obama’s Vision Of America Will Not Stand

    During the last week five events took place that when reviewed as a whole possibly may define where this Nation is headed and how far we have fallen from who we once were and many of us yearn for us to be once again. The events took place in the following order. The murder of George Tiller, the murder of Private William Long, the dedication | Read More »

    “Brown” Nosing?

    Just…ick Embattled British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his remarks before a crowd of veterans and others mistakenly referred to Omaha Beach as “Obama Beach“. After a bruising week in the Commons it was hard to imagine how things could get worse for the beleaguered Prime Minister. In his speech he referred to ‘Obama Beach’ rather than Omaha Beach, the correct name of the scene | Read More »