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Normandy Speech: President Reagans Address Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Normandy/D-Day 6/6/84
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Posted on 06/06/2015 8:10:43 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper

President Reagan's Address at a United States-France Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion/D-Day - 6/6/84

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1980election; 1984election; 6thofjune1944; dday; election1980; election1984; presidentreagan; reagan; ronaldreagan; worldwareleven; wwii
This is one of my favourite speeches from this man. He who spoke far more of others than himself IMHO is one of many examples of how infinitely both a better man and President than another one we all know too well (will not mention his name in this company).
1 posted on 06/06/2015 8:10:43 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper
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To: OttawaFreeper

Then there’s the lyin’ king’s comment: “Norman who?”.


2 posted on 06/06/2015 8:16:41 AM PDT by rktman (Served in the Navy to protect the rights of those that want to take some of mine away. Odd, eh?)
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To: OttawaFreeper

President Reagan gave that speech 31 YEARS ago, and it is still the “Gold Standard” for D-Day Speeches.

31 years and 4 presidents later, nobody has topped it.


3 posted on 06/06/2015 8:17:28 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: rktman

Come on be nice...Barry says he does not feel bound by events that happened before he was born (hatched).


4 posted on 06/06/2015 8:18:06 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

(hatched)Stop the comments that might offend snakes. They have the right to not be offended too you know. :>}


5 posted on 06/06/2015 8:21:03 AM PDT by rktman (Served in the Navy to protect the rights of those that want to take some of mine away. Odd, eh?)
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To: rktman

I was thinking lizard ala the ones from the “V” series.


6 posted on 06/06/2015 8:29:57 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: OttawaFreeper
I almost hate listening to Reagan's speeches. The reason being that they were so good and he was IMHO the greatest President in my lifetime. It depresses me when I hear a speech like "You didn't build that!" or the condescending "Everybody agrees..." or the thuggish statement, "The police acted stupidly."

It makes me want to weep at how far we've fallen since those days when we were a respected country and the world looked to us for leadership.

7 posted on 06/06/2015 8:54:16 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Mouton

I haven’t heard, is Obama even commenting on it this year?


8 posted on 06/06/2015 8:57:44 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy

If he does, he’ll comment on the real “courage and bravery” of Bruthie Jenner that is so much greater than those who stormed the beaches for freedom.


9 posted on 06/06/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothting" - Edmund Burke)
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To: OttawaFreeper

Thank you for posting. Has always been my favorite. I agree - the best ever. He gave a speech and he really said something we could grab onto. Imagine that! Have we said goodbye to those days? For the sake of our children and grandchildren, I surely hope not.


10 posted on 06/06/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: YankeeReb

I don’t! I also agree he was the greatest President in my lifetime.

Just to name some of the good ones...the Challenger (1986), Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall (1987) &

It’s hard to believe that I was 17 when the (Best One) Pont-du-Hoc (1984) speech was made

So much has happened since the Boys (of the Greatest Generation) sacrificed their lives 71 years ago today on the Beaches, the Drop Zones and in the Air above France. A lot of the brave Soldiers/Airmen/Sailors that I have known or briefly met in my life are gone or are reaching their twilight of life and will soon be rejoining their comrades in arms.

I just want to say again as I have always done growing up....Thank You for your Sacrifice of keeping Myself, my Family (by Blood or Marriage) and Friends...FREE!!

I pray to God that the United States of America is still around in the Future for my Children(s) - Children(s), Children. May they know the Joy of Freedom both through Worship, Work, Play & that you may have to Fight (and Die) for that Freedom and most importantly never take for Granted what it means to be an American!


11 posted on 06/06/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT by Huskr4Bush
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To: YankeeReb

You expressed my sentiments exactly. Reagan almost came to tears as he was saying those words. I really miss him.


12 posted on 06/06/2015 12:01:50 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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