June 6, 2010, - 2:45 am
Sixty-six years ago today, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed in Nazi-occupied France and began the liberation of Europe. Our soldiers stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy. But would America have the guts, the stomach, the will to do it again, today? I’m not so sure. We’re condemning Israel for defending itself right off its own coast. And we’re doing nothing about the enemy, the new Nazis–Muslims–expanding their wide berth on our own shores.
Read this editorial, below, from Louisiana’s WBRZ News 2, and ask yourself, as I asked above, would we have the guts–the principle and moral high ground–to do this today, as America and most of the rest of the world condemns Israel for responding to enemy attacks, just miles from its shores? Also, remember that, even though it was a tactical surprise for which the Nazis were not prepared, thousands of American troops gave their lives on just this one day to begin the end of Nazi reign over Europe and the attacks of the Axis allies on American and Allied forces.
Today’s anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy by Allied troops during World War II is an occasion to remember one of the high points in humanity’s long march toward liberty.
The invasion began shortly after midnight with the landing of 24,000 Allied airborne troops in France, which was occupied by Nazi Germany.
Amphibious landings began around 6:30 a.m. when 156,000 servicemen from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other Allied countries disembarked from more than 5,000 ships and Higgins landing craft into a wall of gunfire from German defenders.
The operation cost U.S. forces 2,499 dead in a single day, with total Allied deaths reaching 4,414.
Graves of American Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives in WII @ Normandy:
Hmmm . . . Which Religious Symbol is Missing?
The invasion was the beginning of the end of fascist tyranny across Europe.
Today, we remember those veterans among us who were on the beaches of Normandy that day.
We also remember those who never came home, and those who have died in the years since the war.
The world should never forget their valor.
AMEN. G-d Bless America and the souls of those courageous, valorous men who gave their lives at Normandy.
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