Skip to comments.8:30 eastern- LIVE THREAD- Obama at Normandy, 6 June 2009
Posted on 06/06/2009 5:14:29 AM PDT by SE Mom
President Obama's public schedule for Saturday, June 6, 2009
ET/LT 0810 1410 The President & First Lady arrive American Cemetery
0820 1420 The President & First Lady tour the Visitors Center
0855 1455 President & three other leaders stand at overlook with two veterans
0910 1530 President Obama, Sarkozy, Brown & Harper participate in 65th Anniversary of DDay
(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com ...
Nicolas Sarkozy....I’d do him.
PBO will get that in through his quotes from the Koran.
I'll watch the thread comments. "Less than Zero" embarrasses the sh*t out of me.
Wait just one minute! Europe is a Muslim country.
Uh, no We are a Muslim country, forgot for a minute.
Sarkozy isn’t using the teleprompter. He’s reading from a notebook.
Actually- his speech is very good. Complete gratitude and awe for the allies who came to rescue his country.
Je jure fidelte au drapeau des Etas Unis
Et pour la republique que ce drapeau represent
Une seul nation, indivisable, sous le regard de la Deux
Avec de la liberta and de la justice pour tous
What is the above?
The teleprompter’s there . . . for BO.
You are representing us!
Can’t wait to hear TOTUS on his blog!
Brother in law at Battle of the Bulge. Never said a word until my own son joined the Army in the infantry. Then he became undone and beyond fearful for his young nephew.
Don’t think he drew a comfortable breath until my son completed his military duties.
He would speak only to my son about his war.
Upon his death we learned he had received bronze star, and two purple hearts. We never knew.
Heroes all. Brothers all.
The big question, heh, is would Sarkozy do ME?
A prayer by a WHITE Chaplain.
Just disgusting...but who is surprised with a generation that has no concept of history or morality?
Sarkozy gets it..he must be having a rough time having to deal with the Bamster.
Nice speech by Sarkozy . . . good and moving history.
Je ne sais pas.
The big question is could we exchange the 747 for a flight back for him on Airbus?
That was the last picture taken of many of those men.
The true price of freedom.
I talked with an 89 year man, who was there on June 6.
He was in his landing craft approaching the beach.What he saw sickened him.
Some of the landing craft pilots let the men off too soon, and the men, fully loaded with gear, jumped off into the water and sank to the bottom and drowned.
He went to the back of the landing craft, pointed his weapon at the Navy pilot and said “You WILL not stop this craft until you hear the sand hit the bottom, and then you WILL turn the craft sideways so when the door opens, the machine guns won’t have a direct shot into the boat.Or I will shoot you.”
He also told the pilot that he had been a merchant mariner before the war, and he could operate the craft if he had to, if he needed to take control of the craft.
This man was a short Chinese immigrant. He fought from D-Day through to Germany, being severely wounded in early 1945.
He was a scout for his division, because he was small and fearless. And partly, because of the prejudices of those days, some fellow soldiers didn’t care if the Chink didn’t come back.He knew that.
His exploits came to the attention of General Patton, who used to look him up when he came to the front to ask him of his assessment and what he saw on his scouting missions.
He also mentioned how he told his men to remove the tracer rounds from their ammo, which was not legal, he said. But the problem was, the tracers, every fifth shot or so, gave away their position, and drew enemy fire. Illegal or not, he said many men were saved by that simple order. He said simply, “What were they going to do? Fire me?”
There’s much more to his life story.
A simple man, tough and wiry to this day, who can make the best eggrolls I ever tasted.
You can never judge a book by its cover.
If you see an old man wearing a WW2 veteran cap, thank them for their service. You won’t have the opportunity much longer.
Obama turned down a dinner invitation from Sarkozy. I'm sure that adds to the strain.