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Ronald Reagan: These are the boys of Point-du-Hoc, D-Day Remembrance
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/06/2010 | Gary P.

Posted on 06/06/2010 12:33:35 PM PDT by Patriot1259

The speech, delivered as only Ronald Reagan could, was given on June 6, 1984, the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. President Reagan was standing at Point du Hoc with the surviving Rangers who defied certain death and scaled those cliffs, defeating the Germans.

It’s rather bittersweet, that as we remember this great triumph of good over evil, that we must also remember that we lost Ronald Reagan on June 5, 2004. Listening to this great speech, we remember why he is so missed.

There will no doubt be any number of WWII flicks on television honoring those who fought on this day in history, but if you don’t watch any other movie, watch Darryl F. Zanuck’s masterpiece, The Longest Day. This is a big movie, told from both the Allied and German point of view. It has an all star cast, and is one of the best WWII movies ever made.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: dday; normandy; ronaldreagan; wwii

1 posted on 06/06/2010 12:33:35 PM PDT by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

bttt


2 posted on 06/06/2010 12:34:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Patriot1259

Remember when America had a great leader? I sure do miss those days. God bless President Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 06/06/2010 12:38:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Patriot1259

I hope we have new Reagans up and coming somewhere - maybe in NJ and Arizona.


4 posted on 06/06/2010 12:40:37 PM PDT by kingcoal
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To: Patriot1259

So what did our current pseudo-president have to say about D-Day? Or did he ignore it, as he ignores everything else military unless they’re good for a photo op?


5 posted on 06/06/2010 12:42:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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Apparently nothing so far - but the Governor did not forget:

Remembering D-Day

6 posted on 06/06/2010 12:53:14 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Very nice. Refreshing to read the words of a real patriot instead of some poseur’s drivel.

Thank you for the link.


7 posted on 06/06/2010 12:56:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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A wonderful post from this thread:

"CharterOakie: Wonderful post, Guv. One floor below me as I type is my 87 year old father-in-law who served in Patton's 3rd Army in northern Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. He remembers D-Day well."

What luck that we still have some of those men among us. The greatest generation....

8 posted on 06/06/2010 1:01:28 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Patriot1259

What a great post. Please, all, don’t forget to check out the last video on that site.


9 posted on 06/06/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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So we have no one representing the U.S.A. at the ceremonies?


10 posted on 06/06/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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