June 6, 2007, - 4:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Audio of FDR’s D-Day Prayer is HERE. Thanks to Tom Marr for the tip. ****
Today is the 63rd anniversary of D-Day: Operation Overlord, which began the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation in World War II.
About 156,000 Allied troops led by the U.S., Britain, and Canada stormed five beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest seaborn invasion in history. D-Day paved the way for Allied victory over the Nazis and World War II’s end.
Unfortunately, today, Normandy is Al-Normandy . . . or soon to become it, as Muslims take over France. The people of France don’t remember what our people did to save their butts. Fortunately, some had the good sense to vote for Sarkozy to lead their country, but even he isn’t the greatest (he’s the best French leader we can hope for, for now, with a lot of blemishes).
Many of America’s Normandy veterans, like Battle of Midway Vets, are gone. Those remaining are old and dying out.
Remember their sacrifices so that we could be free. Otherwise, most of you would be saluting Hitler’s son and speaking German. And I would have never existed, with my relatives transformed into ash and gaseous fumes (as most were, anyway).
My friend, Tom Marr, host on WCBM-AM in Baltimore (the Rush Limbaugh station), and on whose show I appeared this morning, played the audio from a speech President Roosevelt gave–actually a prayer he delivered–for the troops who invaded on D-Day. The audio was moving, and was located by Newt Gingrich (who is out with a book, “Pearl Harbor“).
President Roosevelt spoke of G-d and religion and sacrifice. He spoke of how many soldiers would die in battle, but that it was a sacrifice we must make for America. He spoke of our soldiers as Crusaders on a Crusade. The things he said, as Tom Marr pointed out, he could never say today–even though all of his statements would be applicable to our situation, today.
There were many Americans who opposed our involvement in World War II. They said, even after the Pearl Harbor attack, that we should stay out of it, that it wasn’t our fight or business. Thankfully, unlike today, we didn’t listen. We didn’t have an ACLU running the show and PC Presidents who stop using terms like “crusade” because they don’t want to offend sensitive, whining Muslims.
Rush Limbaugh, today, also read (though did not play the audio) the words of FDR. And the host that plagiarizes all others–who else? Sean Hannity–announced that he will play the audio.
Tom Marr says he will post the audio on his site, and when he does, I’ll link to it.
Thanks to the many veterans–living and dead–who invaded and battled at Normandy on behalf of our country.
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