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Veterans Honor D-Day’s Fallen, 70 Years On
The Blaze/AP ^ | 6-6-14

Posted on 06/06/2014 1:33:01 AM PDT by kingattax

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Men who stormed Normandy’s shore 70 years ago paid tribute Friday to comrades killed in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago in a sunrise ceremony that started a day of international commemorations of history’s biggest amphibious invasion.

As the sun rose Friday over a gusty Omaha Beach, flags flew at half-staff. A U.S. military band played Taps, while D-Day veterans from the 29th Infantry Division and serving soldiers stood at attention at exactly 6:30 a.m., the moment on June 6, 1944, when Allied troops first waded ashore.

“Twenty-nine, let’s go!” They shouted, then downed shots of Calvados, Normandy apple brandy

Hundreds of Normandy residents and other onlookers applauded the veterans, then began forming a human chain on the beach.

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may Americans always be thankful to God and always be proud of our heroes, proud of our heritage, and proud of who we are.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 1:33:01 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Watch Ronald Reagan’s address commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day
2 posted on 06/06/2014 1:37:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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“...history’s biggest amphibious invasion.”


3 posted on 06/06/2014 1:40:25 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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thank God for President Reagan.

thanks for posting this.

4 posted on 06/06/2014 1:54:15 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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“...history’s biggest amphibious invasion.


Don’t mess with the myths! I’ve always found it bizarre that the Normandy invasion was portrayed/described as “gaining a foothold in Europe” when Americans had been in Europe for a year (in Italy - the “soft underbelly”). Normandy was orchestrated because the German defense in Italy was causing huge casualties.

Sadly, the Americans who landed on Normandy and Okinawa wouldn’t even recognize this country today. If it is any comfort to them, most people in this country today don’t even know what Normandy and Okinawa mean...

5 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kingattax

Unfortunately we send the worst CIC in our history bar NONE.

6 posted on 06/06/2014 3:43:28 AM PDT by DeaconRed (D-Day Thank you brave military for a job well done. . . . . We are free thanks to You! ! ! !)
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POTUS Obama received a very poiite....bu tepid reception from WWII veterans in Normandy this morning. Many of them shook his hand in courtesy but looked espressionless away or down at the ground!!! Some difference from the Ronald Reagan speech that Mr. Reagan deilivered a few years back!!!

7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:59:30 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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Absolutely no man can ever comprehend what was going through the mind of Christ as he hung on the cross.

Though the men in those landing craft at Normandy came as close to it as any of us ever will.

8 posted on 06/06/2014 5:29:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Just found out about this, one of only 2 left D-Day ships that were used to transport troops to and from the beach. Open for tours now through September in west Michigan for those that are nearby. Sorry you will need to cut and paste the link,

9 posted on 06/06/2014 5:47:59 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Article 5 convention.)
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