Closing Thought–06Jun17

Today is the 73rd anniversary to the “Longest Day”……D-Day….Operation Overload……the the allies invaded mainland Europe to fight and end WW2.
D-Day at 73

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

Source: D-Day – World War II – HISTORY.com

You would think the History Channel would commemorate the day…..you would be wrong…..However the American Heroes Channel takes a shot at it in the evening hours….

This day should be remembered for its accomplishments and its tragedy……the generation that fought this war is slowly disappearing…..will their stories?

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16 thoughts on “Closing Thought–06Jun17

  1. When everybody starts celebrating Christianity’s Survival At Constantinople A.D., 717-718 I will start worrying about this particular event because if we are not damned careful we will be seeing a recurrence of the events of 717-718 around the world.

      1. It means a lot to me. It means that we are supposed to set a day aside to remember how much we hated a bunch of people whose asses we are now expected to kiss. Ain’t happening for me, dude!

      2. Memorial Day is the day I remember the men that died on all the days of our wars. We don’t need to promote the war culture any further than one day of memory a year.

      3. Their families probably never visit graves anymore and I don’t care what their “Families” agree with or not … I have an Uncle who died in that mess and I can’t find anybody alive who even remembers his name … His name was “Vernon” by the way … and he was totally insignificant to my personal life because I only saw him when I went to visit my grandmother …he lived with her. Leave those guys alone. They are dead and for the most part forgotten by the very asswads who promise all our Veterans, “We shall never forget your sacrifice.” It does absolutely no good to dig up these old memories … memories of some of the most virulent hatred and racism of the century.

      4. Forgotten by those who realize the futility of keeping the memory of such warlike and hate-filled times alive.

  2. D Day is a day signifying a great amount of hatred by The United States and the Allies toward the Germans and the Japanese and why would anyone want to have a day to celebrate such hatred?

      1. Somebody says “They need a day” because the “Day” is very obviously out there and in our faces.

      2. You tell me who “They” are. You used it before I did — ” …No one is saying THEY need a day….a memory takes no effort….at least for me

  3. D-Day was overshadowed here by a combination of the London attacks, and the election tomorrow.
    Some TV channels showed D-Day films, but that was it, as far as a commemoration.
    Regards, Pete.

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