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D-Day June 6, 1944 ~Remember And Give Thanks

D-Day is June 6, 1944 ~The infamous day the United States of America sent it's troops ~mostly very young men, to storm five beaches in France ~Normandy.  Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach.  There were also invasions from the air and sea but the most harrowing and death defying were those young men that took small boats and jumped into the water and waded onto the beaches... through mostly a flurry of German gunfire.  Many did not make it.  Heartwrenching~
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General Eisenhower’s Message Sent Just Prior to the Invasion

Transcript:

General Dwight D. Eisenhower in his dress uniform

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
-- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower


Warriors of Yesterday today Commemorate D-Day Together:
http://www.army.mil/article/81164/


68th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorations In France:
http://www.army.mil/article/81154



There are Many excellent articles that I hope you will take a little time to look at.  These brave brave soldiers truly did give their lives for us all. 
God bless em~
http://www.army.mil/d-day/news.html



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 | June 18th 2012 at 1340064209

Bless them all... Thank-You!

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