Skip to comments.Veterans Honor D-Day’s Fallen, 70 Years On
Posted on 06/06/2014 1:33:01 AM PDT by kingattax
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) Men who stormed Normandys 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 historys 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, lets 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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“...historys biggest amphibious invasion.”
thank God for President Reagan.
thanks for posting this.
...historys 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...
Unfortunately we send the worst CIC in our history bar NONE.
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!!!
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.