D Day, 6 June, 1944

80 years ago, free men attacked the so-called Nazi Fortress Europe. The division I spent most of my career in was there that day at Omaha Beach. This was the 29th Infantry Division, the blue and the grey.

Life as we know it today was truly shaped and defined by what happened on those beaches.

What are your thoughts about D Day? What does it mean to you?

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It means everything. More than I care to write about. A grateful nation can never repay their sacrifice.

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I am humbled by the bravery of those men. They went into the teeth of the most advanced war machine in human history and prevailed. I can only hope that today’s forces have even a fraction of the fortitude and testosterone.

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Our commander-in-chief at the D-Day ceremony today. (Click on RNC Research)
Appears to almost keel over.

Jill then escorts him out as the ceremonies continue.

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My father-in-law was at the Battle of the Bulge. He’s since passed on at the age of 99, five years ago.
He never spoke anything about it and that said a lot. I’m satisfied that he does not have to see what’s happening to our country.
I would never be able to explain!

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I’m 56 years old. I knew quite a few WW2 vets over the years, and for me, the war still feels like pretty recent history. I worked at my first job with a vet who had been a German POW, and had an in law family member who had fought in France, among others.

I feel like before long, as my generation begins to fade, WW2 will seem a distant memory, in spite of the way it shaped the world for generations. Once we can no longer remember first hand the people who were there, the collective memory goes away, and I’m probably one of the younger people who knew quite a few vets and heard the first hand stories.

They truly were the greatest generation, and I’m glad we still have men and women left who were there. God bless them.

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What is biden doing at Normandy, he has NO RIGHT to show his shameful face among heroes that fought for what he is destroying!
He is an insult! It’s disgusting to see him walk among those that gave their lives. I thought that was sacred ground! Seeing biden there is like spraying graffiti on the Vietnam memorial!
If I lived through that, the only salute he receives from me is the bird!

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That Sir, Gave me chills…

To Virgil;
My uncle Richard ‘Dick’ Tucker 101st Air jumped in Sainte-Mère-Église (Miss drop)
just missed the Church fire–got hung up w/ krauts all around gunning down his buddies, developed a stutter that lasted the rest of his life. He created Dick Tucker Music (he was a drummer) Worked/booked Bands @ Antun’s Catering (Mob owned) Famous NY/Long Island haunts. (You wanted your Son or Daughter married there) ’ you had to know a guy, who knew a guy, who killed a guy!’ ( egregiously stolen from JW4!) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Lived next to Billy Joel out on da Island. He had a good life, developed PTS, Anger Issues in later life like our Dementor-in-thief. R.I.P a few years ago.

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''Do it Brother! DO IT! Flip him da Bird!“” EVERYDAY I check MSN just to see if the Depends wearing POS has died! (and everyday (so far) I am disappointed)
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My Grandfather was Lewis Edwards. He was a combat engineer in Europe. He came ashore on D-Day about 12 hours after the initial landings and entered into the Bocage hedgerows in Normandy. He was in near constant enemy contact for two months.

After the breakout, he ended up in a meat grinder called the Hurtgen Forest. Not long after that, the Bulge. He was terribly wounded on 31 December, 1944 by enemy artillery and the minefield his platoon was laying. Only the extreme cold kept him from bleeding out.

He spent the next two years in Army hospitals but managed to live a very productive and meaningful life. He was a master carpenter and a farmer. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, Christian, and the reason I became a Soldier.

I always think of him on 6 June, and always will. He represents everything that our citizenship and Republic should be.

Thank you all for your comments to this thread. I appreciate it guys.

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Lawrence Brooks, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran, died Tuesday in New Orleans at the age of 112.

He died in his own bed in his Central City home as he’d wanted, said Vanessa Brooks, his daughter and caregiver.

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Robert Persichitti, a 102-year-old World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater, died May 31 while he was on the way to D-Day commemorative events in France to mark the 80th anniversary of the invasion.

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“The Greatest Generation” That’s NO LIE!

Bradford Freeman: The Last Surviving Member

Bradford Freeman, a private first class assigned to the mortar squad in Easy Company, was the last surviving member of the unit. He passed away on July 3, 2022, at the age of 97.
"Stove Pipe Boy!’

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Solid speech by Biden in Normandy today. Compare to Trump’s visit to Normandy:

"Trump faced criticism over reportedly calling dead soldiers “losers” and “suckers” back in 2018. His former chief of staff, John Kelly, later confirmed that Trump made the remarks.

Kelly described Trump as “a person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as prisoners of war are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’”

“A person that did not want to be seen in the presence of military amputees because ‘it doesn’t look good for me,’” he continued. “A person who demonstrated open contempt for a Gold Star family — for all Gold Star families — on TV during the 2016 campaign, and rants that our most precious heroes who gave their lives in America’s defense are ‘losers’ and wouldn’t visit their graves in France.”

^^^^^^^^^THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^is a stinky pile of :poop: TDS Commentary and Thank you for sharing it is confirmation right to the last word. Remember my friend vote Buck Fiden in November!

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Not why I started this thread. This was supposed to be about D-Day and what it means to people. It should mean something to any citizen who knows anything about it.

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A-hole from beginning to last. :unamused:

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Can a person even understand the price paid for the freedom of the world from such unfathomable actions of those nation’s atrocities? Mothers who lost their children, wives who lost their man, children who lost their dads who all paid a price and not just the fact these boys had lost their lives or limbs. Those who fought and lived, live with the memories of those dead and dying even years after the war was over until the end of their own lives.
Yet, if the price paid is ever forgotten and history forgets, it will happen again and it will be bigger and a lot worse.

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Still is! Nothing can change that. Outliers will always infest this country.

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Virgil_H

My life is lived by this standard. EVERY DAY IS MEMORIAL DAY for me! This UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is THE NATION and THE ENVY OF ALL. Brought upon and paid by the sacrifices of men and women who could accept no less than FREEDOM. Never to be ruled, but allowed to fulfill their own destiny.

Such a debt I live to repay by honoring through remembrance their sacrifice, each and every day.

I will never achieve such greatness but I maintain that this generation and the original generation of AMERICANS were the finest of patriots known to mankind.

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