D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:50 am

By now,Airborne had already been overcoming Miss-Drops and achieving Objectives to Support the Beach Landings. The Moment To Crack Hitler's Atlantic Wall had come. It's hard to believe that all that was Threatening Our World was happening a mere 70 Years Ago today. I had the Privilege of receiving a call from Omaha Beach on 4June2014. I was floored. My Friend had just talked with 22 D-Day Vets that were making this their Last Visit. My Friend sent me the Greatest Gift of All that Day. Sacred Ground,and hopefully it will always stay that way. :up:
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:47 am

God bless them each & every one. True Hero's in my book, I can't even imagine the feelings of even heading towards those beaches yet alone seeing the carnage once there & still moving inland under that fire.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:50 am

Hero's indeed SH--outstanding post HB. Give some thanks today guys.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:27 am

Thank you to all and to those that have a family member that gave the ultimate sacrifice. :(
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:08 am

I sort of wish that I lived back then. Not so happy with the way the world is today.

The young men and women that lived during World War 2 were the last generation of great Americans. We won the war but suffered defeat at the hands of moral, ethical and religious decline.

With sadness, I wish the veterans a happy D-Day anniversary.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:24 am

4400 were already gone by this time.....on that beach......70 years ago.......tens of thousands wounded, but still fighting on. Nothing is impossible, it just takes a little longer was the Marine word of the day.

'The Greatest Generation' is rapidly departing this planet, but the thanks we own every man and woman who played a part in it is not able to be measured.

Thank You from those of us who knew so many of you.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:13 pm

Hear hear! Was watching the History Channel all morning - some excellent D-Day footage there.

Those boys were beyond brave - exactly the type of people we NEED to be running the country today. Sadly, their time has passed :( but they will NEVER be forgotten.

THANK YOU all WWII vets!
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:49 pm

I watched the show tonight on NBC about the 4 Vets and had tears going down my cheeks. Only 4 Vets out of thousands and all of them would have a story just as touching as the 4 had. I owe my ass to those men and will never forget what they did.

I wasnt around at the time but its not hard for me to picture everyone sitting around their radio's listening to all the news coming in. All the families happy that the invasion was on, yet worrying about their own relatives and friends that could be there.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:59 am

My grandfather never forgave the Japanese for Pearl Harbor. He held that grudge right up to the day he died. That one cut deep. I've heard the play-by-play from my dad about how my grandfather was out working in the garage, when my grandmother came running out saying "We've been bombed by the Japs!" They both ran back inside like so many millions of others and gathered around the radio ....

God Bless the hundreds of thousands that made the ultimate sacrifice over the course of this war. May they NEVER be forgotten. THANK YOU ALL.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:16 am

We find it hard to understand what it took from inside a man to do what they did on that day. Truth be told, most WWII vets probably don't know themselves. It simply poured out of their spirit. It was a different Country then, deeply rooted in patriotism, love of Country, and a clearly defined sense of what is right and what is wrong. They were young, tough, single minded and knew their very way of life was at risk. We owe these men a debt that cannot be repaid. Rest easy Greatest Generation, you could not have done more for this Country. I am forever grateful to you. Mike
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: Paulie On: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:10 am

They got the job done that they were asked to do. Many that landed that day had never seen combat.
It is gratifying to note that the French remain grateful for their sacrifices. The cause of freedom exacts
a terrible cost. These guys paid it and then some so that we would be free from tyranny. We owe them and there kind big time and are obligated to keep the faith.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:44 am

Paulie wrote:They got the job done that they were asked to do. Many that landed that day had never seen combat.
It is gratifying to note that the French remain grateful for their sacrifices. The cause of freedom exacts
a terrible cost. These guys paid it and then some so that we would be free from tyranny. We owe them and there kind big time and are obligated to keep the faith.


Does anyone think those men from that generation if they were still in their 20s would allow our government we have today to continue? They were a stronger breed than us today. Really sad it should be just the opposite. We should be a stronger nation than we were 70yrs ago. That is what those men sacrificed for.
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Re: D-Day/70 Years Ago Today

PostBy: Joey90 On: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:46 am

It does make me think about if we werein that kind of situation today, would 20 year old's be up to the same kind of task? It was very moving though on Friday, i found somethign on the net that played old radio reports etc and it's really sad to hear the different stories. There was a man from England who went missing from his retirement home and was found in Normandy, he'd made his own way there to commemorate the friends he'd lost. There's a book in there somewhere.
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