Skip to comments.Lessons of D-Day
Posted on 06/06/2009 12:53:31 PM PDT by Winged Hussar
Sixty-five years ago, Allied troops landed in Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation. The United States lost, on a single day, more soldiers than it lost in Iraq since 2003. This is a good time to ask the world, and especially those parts that denounce American "imperialism," a bit of historical trivia:
Enough land to bury its fallen soldiers.
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Lessons of D-Day........have all been forgotten.
The best lesson the world should realize can be taken from the State of Texas....”Don’t mess with Texas”.....change it to “Don’t mess with the United States”. We may have some politicians that don’t mind loosing, but the American people don’t like loosing.
"For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a trimphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting. - General George S. Patton Jr.
"Old Blood & Guts" final resting place at the head of 5,075 WWII U.S. Armed Forces graves at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg. It was a humbling experience when I visited the cemetery and George's grave on a business trip that allowed me to make a side trip to Luxembourg. It was my third major WWII European cemetery to visit. It's a beautiful place and a vivid reminder what it cost to have the freedoms we enjoy.
ABMC administers, operates, and maintains 24 permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,913 U.S. war dead interred at these cemeteries. Eleven of the 24 cemeteries are located in France. There are 60,487 U.S. Armed Forces graves in France with another 7,063 names of the missing inscribed on the cemeteries walls and granite tablets. In the France, Belgium, and Luxembourg triangle there are 15 cemeteries with 79,252 graves and 8,389 missing inscribed names. Even if you dont know much about U.S. war history, visiting cemeteries like Normandy, Lorraine, and Luxembourg will change your life.
And zero gets a beach named in his honor. What a fitting platitude for D Day - ‘Oh bomb a beach’.
Or losing either.
Ok, OK...my spellin ain’t so hot. I try though.
They should send everyone one of those cool old-fashioned stock certificates. I would tell how many cents the share is worth.