Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-DAY 1944

Today is D-Day. It was on this day, 65 years ago, that Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Europe from Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. People in Europe and America will be remembering throughout the weekend, the sacrifices made by those who fought and lived, and those who fought and died.

This landing and subsequent battle, was one of the worst of any war, I think. There were boys who did not even make it off their landing crafts, boys who drowned, boys who were killed and floated in the water, in and out with the tides, or on the bloody beach. That did not stop them however, they had a unified mission to fulfill and didn't stop until it was fulfilled and the Nazis had been defeated.

I want to salute all the boys of the United States, France, England and Canada who fought that day and and those who fought forward from that day. There are huge cemeteries in Normandy, just full of rows and rows of white Crosses and Stars of Davids. Thousands of them. God Bless those boys and their families.

My Uncle Phil was not apart of the European War in WWII, but he was with the United States Marines in the Pacific. He fought on the islands with names like Saipan, Iwo Jima, Tarawa Atoll etc. I was able to hear some of his war stories several times over the years till he died. He fought bravely and missed his buddies that didn't come back with him after the War.

The Pacific War was very different from the European, but the main thing is this: That no matter where you fought during that War, it was for The Cause: Freedom, and each of you fought heroically and bravely.

We thank you for all you have done for our country and for the cause of freedom. I will never forget you.

God Bless America!

For All Of Our Boys In WWII and Their Families:

Glenn Miller: "Moonlight Serenade"

Anne Shelton: "I'll Be Seeing You"

Glenn Miller: "In the Mood"

Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

WWII Tribute - Hymn to the Fallen

Thank you once more, boys of WWII. This American will never forget you!

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