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D DAY - June 6th, 1944....to all vets!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gst264, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
    Winston Churchill, 1940

    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
    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

    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.

    SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Thank you for sharing that, I dont think I had read that before. It amazing to think of the bravery and courage that it must have taken for those men to have done what they did, its a spark of the divine that I dont think is as common now, as it was back then. My most heartfelt thanks goes out to those men and women who serve in the US military, both then and now.
  3. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    Hmmm...remember the sacrifices of our vets or paint on the shoes??