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D-Day Is Quickly Approaching! 75 Years!

“ You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.

The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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There was an interview that someone posted on Twitter with Walter Cronkite and President Eisenhower and the importance of remembering Memorial Day (yeah I know I am late in posting this).
It is probably on YouTube if anyone wanted to watch it. It was about 6:00 minute long I believe.

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I live in Lynchburg, VA. 25 minutes from Bedford, VA. We have a DDAY memorial. Look up “The Bedford Boys” to learn more about the sacrifices made during DDAY.

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Not only is the 75th anniversary of D-Day quickly approaching, but also nearing all too soon is the day when we will lose our last living WW2 Veteran.

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the last civil war vet died august 2 1956. A H Woolson. the last WW1 vet was Florence Green, 4 Feb 2012. may all of them finally find peace.

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True heroes, each and every man who entered those beaches 75 years ago. We can never honor our veterans as much as we should.

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So true and very sad. With the passing of my Dad in 2018, all of my family’s 4 WW2 veterans are gone including my Mom’s brother, a Navy Pilot of a Black Cat PBY5a, lost in the Solomon Sea in 1943. That generation gave so much, I hope our country can be what they sacrificed for.

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Yes it is. All the WW2 veterans I knew as a kid have passed on now.
I often think about what you said. I hope before I pass on, I have been able to do something for the world and my Country, worthy of their sacrifices.

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