June 6, 2007, - 4:33 pm

D-Day 63rd Anniversary: U.S.-Led Allied Forces Stormed Normandy

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.

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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).
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American Cemetery At Omaha Beach in Normandy

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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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22 Responses

The Nazis were not afraid to wear uniforms. The Allies were not reluctant to kill them. When enough Nazis died they quit.
The muslims hide behind women and children. One way to end this terror business is to start at one edge of the Middle East and level everything until they quit or are “all gone.”
Another choice is what we are now doing, nothing. Not a good choice.
Kill or be killed. It will come down to that.

Happiness Pursuer on June 6, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Happiness Pursuer,
I hope you appreciate the irony in using the anniversary of the day when our soldiers began an assault against a regime that was committing genocide against an entire race of people, to advocate that we commit genocide against an entire race of people.

D*Rek on June 6, 2007 at 6:03 pm

When a race of people learns how to accept responsibility for their own actions there will be peace.

Happiness Pursuer on June 6, 2007 at 8:38 pm

When a race of people learns how to accept responsibility for their own actions there will be peace.

Happiness Pursuer on June 6, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Happiness Pursuer,
I’m positive there were Germans in the 40’s who said the same thing about Jews.

D*Rek on June 6, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Just curious, Drek: How many Jews blew themselves up in German pizza joints full of children? How many Jews flew planes into buildings in Berlin? And, no, I’m not advocating the elimination of an entire, nor even part of a “race” of people. I’m just advocating getting serious about the threat facing us.

spiffo on June 6, 2007 at 10:01 pm

Why do people keep using the word race? Jews, moe slums, Catholics, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists are belief systems. moe slums make up twenty percent of the planet. The other eighty percent wants everyone to be all they can be in their own belief system. moe slums want to kill the other eighty percent because their belief system tells them to. Has nothing to do with race.

John Cunningham on June 6, 2007 at 10:12 pm

JC: That’s why I used quotation marks. First time I’d heard moose-lims were a “race” as well

spiffo on June 6, 2007 at 10:16 pm

Drek you need to learn what “race” and “genocide” mean.
We celebrate D-Day to remember and honor the many who sacrificed so that we may be free from tyranny. We have a duty to preserve that freedom.
That freedom is threatened by terrorists who respect no life: not theirs, not their family, not their country men, and least of all, not our lives.
When you have been attacked, you must defend. When you are at war, it all comes down to who can kill better. We are at war. It is not what we want, but it is inevitable as long as there is a muslim cult that rants against non-believers and kills like an insane predator.

Happiness Pursuer on June 6, 2007 at 10:36 pm

Happiness Pursuer,
Yes, we are here to celebrate their sacrifice. However, if you get your way, you would turn our men in uniform from those who fought against genocide into those commiting genocide.
Spiffo,
My post has nothing to do with the politics of what the Jews did or what the Muslims did or even what we should do about it. I was just pointing out how idiotic the comments made by Happiness Pursuer were. This is a day in which we should be honoring our service men, not advocating that they become the biggest killers in the history of the world.
JC,
And you are correct, instead of “race” just substitute “group of people”.

D*Rek on June 6, 2007 at 10:54 pm

I just happened to stumble apon WCBM today (I live in baltimore). I was using it to help me sleep…but when I heard debbie’s voice…suddenly I was wide awake!!

Squirrel3D on June 6, 2007 at 11:34 pm

If you’d like to hear FDR’s D-Day prayer, go to Neal Boortz’ site (boortz.com), sign up for the bi-weekly newsletter (it’s free), and in the next one will be a link to obtain the audio. Save it and listen to it again, as many times as you’d like.
Along with the great speeches of Sir Winston Churchill, who could not possibly get elected as PM today (at least not until several thousands in the UK had been slaughtered by our good friends of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage), this speech/prayer (actually, closely resembling one of his “Fireside Chats”) ranks as one of FDR’s best, along with “All we have to fear is fear itself . . .” and “. . . a day which will live in infamy.”
Despite their avowed “love” of FDR, no way in Hell the left-wing extremists running the Appease-o-crat Party of today would ever nominate, much less elect, him President of the United States (until, that is, several millions of us had been slaughtered — and possibly not even then, they’re so far gone over the edge of rationality).

theendisnear on June 7, 2007 at 12:40 am

First, I want to pay my respects to all Allied troops who fought on that fateful day in Normandy.
Happiness Pursuer,
D*Rek’s original use of “race” and “genocide” is correct. It’s you who has to do the learning.

Norman Blitzer on June 7, 2007 at 2:32 am

drek, it’s amazing how people like you twist things. It’s a belief system as dangerous as that of moe slums. One belief system wants to kill us and yours will get us killed.

John Cunningham on June 7, 2007 at 7:59 am

And then there’s blitzie babe, why do you torture yourself associating with such un-learned creatures? Why don’t you just leave us human beings alone?

John Cunningham on June 7, 2007 at 8:06 am

When we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, we entered WWII with the will to win. And did.
When we were attacked on 9/11, we entered WWIII and then quit after the statue fell down in Baghdad. Now we just stand there and whistle Surge.
The original point of this blog in addition to honoring D-Day was to remind us that weakness and political correctness is the road to defeat. And to emphasize the difference in leadership between then and now; and how our present leaders are failing to preserve our freedoms.
This country is slow to anger and unleash its might, but it is getting ready to follow a persuasive leader. We must choose and choose wisely.
The events that unfold in the next year and a half will likely determine the course of world history for decades.

Happiness Pursuer on June 7, 2007 at 9:04 am

HP,
So in your mind it’s PC to not kill everyone in sight? Once the statue fell who were we supposed to attack? The Sunni’s? Shia’s? Could we even tell them apart? You seem to be confusing this conflict with World War 2. They couldn’t be further from each other.
In WWII we had a clear enemy, a clear goal, and more importantly, an understanding of our enemies. In our current conflict there is no clear enemy, no clear goal, and we have no clue what makes our enemy tick (except for the bomb in his backpack. What, a “liberal” can’t get in a one liner every now and then?).
Your point on how our present leaders are failing to preserve our freedoms is an interesting one. The leaders who have done the most to diminish our freedoms is the Bush Administration, from the warrentless wiretapping to the elimination of due process to god only knows what else.
And once again, you are correct that this country is slow to anger and that we must choose wisely who leads us and where they lead us. Unfortunately instead of going after the people that attacked us, we were led into the middle of a civil war that has been raging for 1,500 years.

D*Rek on June 7, 2007 at 9:21 am

“…civil war that has been raging for 1,500 years.”
We should take note on how progressive and benevolent and free it is to be a member of this 1,500 year war society. And how lucky we are that they wish bestow the same blessings on us.

Happiness Pursuer on June 7, 2007 at 10:14 am

HP,
Seriously, what are you, a Klingon (for those not up on your Star Trek ling, google it)? There is nothing progressive or benevolent about being in an endless war.

D*Rek on June 7, 2007 at 10:28 am

Our new enemies use the very freedoms we enjoy to kill us. When people trust each other to do the right thing, our guard is down. The terrorists of our times use that trust to kill us. There is no more honor among combatants. We must have new rules or none at all. Sounds like lawlessness, but against these savages, we cannot expect any respect for humanity or honor as far as that goes. It’s kill or be killed. A lot of people don’t get it. When they explode a suitcase nuke in one of our major cities, maybe that will get our attention. Until then, stand by. The bedwetting libs are setting us up for the big one.

dches on June 7, 2007 at 10:47 am

Let’s get a reality check here. We have had 2 attacks in the last 14 years. That hardly constitutes a major threat, however we do need to pay attention to it.
Taking your concern of a suitcase nuke, explain to me how fighting in Iraq is preventing a terrorist from sneaking that into the country? 9-11 was pulled off with 19 people, so it stands to reason that a similar number of people could pull off a suitcase nuke.
So instead of doing the things it would take to properly defend against such an attack (like securing our ports and boarders), the Republicans in charge have instead decided to ignore those and put all our resources into a war which has resulted in more terrorists.
One more thing, the republicans were in complete control for 6 year, so how exactly would it be the libs fault if something happened?

D*Rek on June 7, 2007 at 10:56 am

I am not commenting to agree or disagree with anyone. I am simply commenting to remind everyone what this page is for. It is to pay respect and remember great men and women and the sacrifices they have made. Please keep that in mind and remember that if you would like to discuss the current war there are many sites and forums to do just that. Please let’s keep the politics off of this page and just pay tribute and respect to the amazing sacrifices these men and women have made for their country. Thank you.

ProudSailor76 on June 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

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