Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

Let us never forget the greatest generation:

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded — but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

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  • Watcherinla

    It’s incredible to see that original footage.   Thank-you for the posting RS.    A bookend to the events of that day is the speech given by Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary.   It has to rank as one of his best as he honours those that served.
    My dad was in the merchant navy in 1939, barely 16 years old and served for the duration.   They ran the convoys in the north Atlantic trying to outrun the wolfpack from the Canadian east coast to England.   I owe the greatest generation so much more than can ever be said.    

    • WordsFailMe

      Watcherinla What we owe them is to pick up those rusty bayonets and defend freedom and the US Constitution with our lives. Otherwise, twenty years from now the muslim will be showing this same film as an example of ancient US barbarism. The children of the muslim will cheer the swatsica and stomp their feet whenever a GI falls in every mosque in America.

      • Watcherinla

        WordsFailMe Watcherinla They fought and died for the freedoms that we enjoyed and are now letting slip away.   Reagan said that freedom was never more than one generation away from extinction and he was so right.   The tyranny that exists in this adminstration has got to go… now.

      • WordsFailMeWatcherinla
        Take up our quarrel with the foe:
        To you from failing hands we throw
        The torch; be yours to hold it high.
        If ye break faith with us who die
        We shall not sleep….

  • PhillyCon

    God Bless these brave souls.  What an example of bravery and courage.  And, what a gift they future generations.
    Thank you WWII vets.  A salute to you from those who enjoy freedom today.

  • MJScanlonOH

    Thanks Scoop, for remembering this very important day. We lose WWII veterans everyday, thank you vets for your service! This is also gratitude for  ALL vets as well..

  • Rshill7

    And to think our brave warriors fought, sacrificing all, for freedom, couldn’t foresee things like…Ok, Samantha Power taking Susan Rice’ old position. Samantha Power is married to Cass Sunstein.
    This administration must be amazed that Americans are not at this moment scaling the cliffs of DC.
    I wonder if some of them are looking down from heavenly places in disbelief. Many of us are looking up in disbelief.

    • badbadlibs

      Rshill7 This evil administration is so steeped in it’s own self worth and arrogance, I rather doubt they are amazed, I think they were the first term, but this one….they are going to stick it to us with glee and no fear. Bad on us for allowing it.

  • WordsFailMe

    Ironic that Islam took France without firing a shot. And now Islam is within the gates of America demanding rights and freedom from religious persecution the men in this film fought and died for. Everyone, Hitler, Stalin, Van Jones and Morsi, want something for nothing. They want to take whatever it is someone else has, use it up and put nothing in its place..
    The good news is that we are not going back to Europe to re establish the right to sidewalk cafe’s, four-day work weeks and retirement before 50 ever again.

  • bongobear

    My dad and mother left Nazi Germany in 1936 to flee Hitler and his thugs.  They came to America and he joined the Army Air Corps.  He ended up flying 32 missions as a B-17 pilot over Europe before suffering serious injuries in a crash landing in England.  He was sent back to the U.S. to recover and then served out the war as an instructor pilot.  Many thousands more men and women suffered as much or more during that war to ensure our freedom.  I’m glad he didn’t live to see what has happened to this country and the depths to which our government has sunk.  I think he might recognize a resemblance to that government which he fled in 1936.

  • It was a big day for a nation that was used to doing big things. We could build the tallest buildings (like the Empire State building), the biggest dams (like Hoover Dam), and build the greatest ships and planes. Then, when the chips were down, we led the world to victory over some of the worst evil this world has ever produced. That was then. Now where have liberals and the politically correct taken us? We live off the manufactured goods produced in countries we used to laugh at, like China. We have a hard time being the best and most creative when it comes to building things and we don’t seem to be the first in much of anything anymore, except in debt. Even our once great healthcare industry is about to be destroyed under Obamacare. I don’t know about you, folks, but it’s time to be great again. The first step is to throw the current bums in the White House out of office. After that, we should make it our battle cry that ANYTHING is possible when it comes to creativity, inventions, and achievements. We owe at least THAT to the men of D-Day.

    • WordsFailMe

      Libertyship46 Here’s how American fighting men are homered today by the Obamanoids:”

    • bongobear

      Libertyship46 I couldn’t agree more.

  • retiredconservative

    God Bless these brave young men who courageously defended freedom. I pray those remaining find comfort and solace in their deeds, and I pray those who have slipped these earthly bonds find peace surpassing anything we know here.

  • Hawkman007

    God Bless to all those souls who were part of this D-Day operation.
    My heart and prayers are with you always. To those Vets that I met in the national memorial park in D.C. I salute your courage and honor of service.

  • stage9

    Let’s pray that the world will never have to face that kind of evil ever again. Let’s pray that it dies in its cradle before it’s ever able to grow.

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      AMEN

  • stage9

    I fought for you 

  • maynardb61

    Well, I have my flag up again this morning and it is not upside down.  I am not going to do that for a temporary president.
    This old army vet loves this country..  Sure, we got problems with the Obamanites, but it will end and we will still be here.
    God Bless America.

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Here’s a fun and inspired way to remember D-Day: go out and rent SOLDIERS OF PAINT.  I reviewed this for the distributor recently, and I think many folks here at Right Scoop would get a serious kick out of it …
    http://www.amazon.com/review/RA99BJ4NT9J4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • Stehekin912

    Thank you, Grandfathers and Grandmothers.  May we, your grandchildren, who are now grandmothers and grandfathers, follow in your inspiring footsteps and save liberty here in America – and save it for those on foreign shores.
    Thank you for teaching us to love our country, its freedom and its Constitution.

    • bfunk

      Stehekin912 Yep, our time to hold the line for freedom is very close or already here. I hope we do as well as they did.

  • ImmigrantfromSocialism

    And that is why the Socialists Communists HATE(D) America and Americans…..Nothing will ever stop AMERICA and AMERICANS from doing the right thing at the EXPENSE Of personal sacrifice
    Thank you AMERICA and AMERICANS

  • Laurel A

    The time is coming for the next greatest generation.

  • Thank you Scoop.

    Lord they were just kids. God bless them.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    From our family to all those who are and have served American, we love you and we appreciate you. God Speed to you all
    To hell with obama and his rogue administration.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,And this be our motto: ’In God is our trust.’
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
    The 4th verse of the poem ‘The Defence of Ft. McHenry’ by Francis Scott Key.
    Remember on this special day, those who will always be ‘Forever Young’.

  • wtd

    Chalk up yet another anniversary this D-Day. . .
    http://www.israeldailypicture.com/2013/06/in-memory-of-robert-f-kennedy-on-45th.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IsraelsHistory-APictureADaybeta+%28Israel%27s+History+-+a+Picture+a+Day+%28Beta%29%29">In Memory of Robert F. Kennedy on the 45th Anniversary of his Assassination”, Nov. 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968  http://tinyurl.com/mabby72
     
    Why mention this  here?   Quote: 
    “Kennedy visited the Holy Land prior to Israel’s establishment as a young newspaper correspondent and described Israel’s armed struggle and economic development.”
    [snip]”Several historic photographs of Kennedy’s 1948 visit to Palestine were provided by the Kennedy family.”[snip] “Kennedy’s family points out that he was murdered by a Palestinian Arab terrorist, Sirhan Sirhan, who was angry about Kennedy’s strong support for Israel.  The assassination took place on the first anniversary of Israel’s victory in the Six Day War, and the timing was no accident, the family insists.”

    Go – read the whole thing over at   http://www.israeldailypicture.com/2013/06/in-memory-of-robert-f-kennedy-on-45th.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IsraelsHistory-APictureADaybeta+%28Israel%27s+History+-+a+Picture+a+Day+%28Beta%29%29 Israel’s  history – a Picture a Day  http://tinyurl.com/mabby72

    http://robertkennedyandisrael.blogspot.co.il/%22%3ERead the full-length articles by RFK here.    http://tinyurl.com/lczbcg6

  • ChrisDias

    Very good reenactment: http://youtu.be/8fB5np35VdI

    • DebbyX

      WolfieUSA All great, but the last one just makes me sad.

      • DebbyX WolfieUSA  
        Thanks DebbyX.  I hope you are doing okay?  I’m glad to see you posting again!

        • DebbyX

          WolfieUSAThanks “pack leader”, it’s good to be seen!  I was kinda out of sorts there and just coming out of the funk.  Boy, do I miss him!!!!!

        • DebbyX WolfieUSA I know you do. 🙁  Take strength in knowing that you’ll see him again in Heaven and  he will be completely healthy again.  God bless.

        • DebbyX WolfieUSA  
          DebbieX, Plz check Direct Messages on Twitter for more.  Again, God Bless.

  • DebbyX

    ETERNAL THANKS FOR THE GREATEST GENERATION!