Thom@s
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Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:52 am

Howcome nobody have even mentioned the anniversary of D-Day? Not in the news, not here in the forums, nothing.

http://www.ilexikon.com/images/9/99/Landung_in_der_Normandie.jpg

So we should take the time to remember the hundreds who were killed in that massive offensive, so that we live in the world we do today.

Sorry if I sound like some poor Hollywood war movie, but I just finished watching Band of Brothers...

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[Edited 2005-06-05 23:53:45]
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agill
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:54 am

Old, we did that last year  Wink
 
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:59 am

Quoting Agill (Reply 1):
Old, we did that last year

Tsk, tsk, tsk! But still:  rotfl 

And now for the serious part: thanks again to all those who helped liberate my continent from the Nazis.
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:59 am

Salute to all the veterans that participated in the greatest invasion in modern military history. The war in Europe was virtually over a year later.
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:02 am

I think all Europeans shall be very thankful to the brave men that stopped the Nazis during WWII.  tombstone 

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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:11 am

Well, I was waiting to until the morning to do so, but since it has started lets all pause to remember the men who went into France starting in the wee hours under parachutes, in gliders, and off of Higgins boatramps into enemy resistance ranging from strong to incredible.

The British, Canadian and US divisions that went ashore still have plenty of veterans alive and if you run into one today or tomorrow, or anytime, take a minute and thank them. They are the reason Europe is free.

Remember the men of Overlord, Anvil and every other D-Day our forces undertook against the Axis during WWII. They deserve it.
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:32 am

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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:01 am

That's a good article, ACAFan. It illustrates - but not completely - part of the harsh choices that FDR and Churchill had to make. I don't think anyone would envy their choice - having to appease one murderous tyrant to defeat another, or risk being defeated by one or the other - or both.

However, there was one good quote in there which was entirely accurate;

"Leninism was the Black Death of the 20th Century."
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:34 am

Dedicated to the men and women who sacrificed their lives or put their lives on the line to help us in the US and Europe remain free. Three of my grandparents served (2 navy, 1 army), and I was fortunate enough to discuss the war with my Grandpa G before he passed away. He loved Europe, especially The Netherlands, and kept in touch until his death with many of the civilians he met while serving over there. In fact, the son in one of the families he kept in touch with bought his old house in Arizona! Here is to each and every one of them, those heros that died in Europe, those heros that came back but have passed away, and to those heros that are still with us today. Thank you, and we salute you.

Sincerely,

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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:34 am

Not easy for me to forget the anniversary of D-Day. One, because I enjoy history, and two, it's my youngest child's birthday.  bigthumbsup 

As always, a big thank you to those men and women, from so many nations who did their part to make the invasion a turning point in history, from the Rosie The Riveters (my great grandma was one), to the men and woman of the Resistance in France, to the men who actually stepped on the beaches or behind the German lines.

They changed history; they set in motion the liberation of a continent, and they're owed an eternal debt.

I've never been to Normandy, but is it true that the French don't have the way to Normandy, and that historical area, marked very well. A friend of mine at work told me that, and I find that incredible.
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:02 pm

Just for the record, I realize that today is infact 6th of june. I mistook yesterday for being "D-day", so that's why I was surprised to see nobody had mentioned it.

Good thing they didn't have anyone like me during the invation. I would have shown up on Utah Beach in a dinghy on the 5th, wondering where the hell the others were.  Smile

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RE: Marking D-Day.

Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:29 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 10):
Good thing they didn't have anyone like me during the invation. I would have shown up on Utah Beach in a dinghy on the 5th, wondering where the hell the others were.

LOL.

Big thanks to all who participated. My grandfather wsa a B-17 pilot, and my other grandfather and grandmother worked in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Salute to all of those who served that day.
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RE: Marking D-Day.

Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:59 pm

Just saw this thread. We talked about D-Day yesterday in my office.

Turns out a guy I work with was over in Normandy when he and his family were on vacation 2 years ago in France. He took his Dad, who was part of the landing at Omaha beach.

They toured the cemetery and went into the museum/building thing they have there. Evidently, they charge a small admission fee. The veteran kept walking and the guy followed him saying he didn't pay. The old guy turned around and said he had paid more than you would ever know. The guy went back to his post without saying a word.

It's humbling to me to think of the sacrifices all those men made that day. It was literally a singular event and day that changed the world. Godspeed and thanks to all of them.

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