June 6, 1944

 

Eisenhower's Speech:

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:

You are about to embark upon the 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 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 blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

Thanks!

I had not read that before.

Inspiring.

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Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

Eisenhower was a great man

Wish he were with us today. (He was one of my dad's favorite generals.)

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Also Proud of Canada

Eisenhower was a great General.

Also proud to remember the 14,000 Canadian troops, 10,000 Canadian sailors and countless Canadian RCAF pilots, that were part of the multi national assault.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

A Somber Day As Well

It was a great day, but a somber one as well. It is good to remember and honor their sacrifice.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go