Thursday, June 2, 2016

Patriots (part 2) - D-Day Courage

Eisenhower, D-Day/wikipedia

D-Day, June 6, 1944

That date, D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Overlord, was a critical day of the allies taking the offensive in Europe during World War Two.   It was also a day wrought with military blunders, causing many causalities.  But soldiers overcame these obstacles with tremendous courage, making due with the hand they were dealt, as noted here:

* D-Day: Mistakes Redeemed by Courage

General Eisenhower gave this message to the allied forces on this day, as shown here:

Likewise, FDR offered this prayer to the nation:

Most of the "greatest generation" - those raised during the Great Depression, who fought in World War Two, have passed away, including my father-in-law,  Fortunately, he wrote down some of his memories, which I posted here: World War Two: Memories of North Africa

But we owe a debt of gratitude that we can never repay
to these patriots, the greatest generation,
who sacrificed for others. 

God bless our troops!


Previous post in series:

Patriots (part 1) - Taps (2016)

Similar posts about World War Two:

America's Story (part 20) - Patton's Weather Prayer  (2015)

America's Story (part 18) - VE Day - 70 years ago (2015)

Pray4America (part 3) - FDR's Flag Day prayer - June 14, 1942 (2012)

America's Story (part 4) - Christmas 1944, when we said NUTS to the enemy  (2011)

A kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945 (2010)


Photo: Eisenhower, D-Day/wikipedia

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