Saturday, June 06, 2009

It was sixty-five years ago today...

Sixty five years ago today, American troops stormed ashore on the beaches of Normandy, France, the first step in our ultimately successful effort to save Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. 2,499 US soldiers paid a price that day, including 1,465 who were killed. But we did what we had to do, and we ended the war and set Europe free.

And much of Europe has resented and hated us ever since.

Pathetically, our media is pretty much ignoring the day (just like they did last year), unless they're using the occasion to tout Obama.
"Oh look...Obama's visiting some place called 'Normandy'...Let's get some pictures of Obama and write about Obama some more...Gee, we love him..."

Screw Obama. This is not his day. This day belongs to the veterans, and the survivors. This is a day where we're supposed to reflect on American sacrifice and the American fight for liberty and justice for all.

And that's all I have to say about that. Other Americans said it better, sixty five years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Standing on Omaha Beach in 1999 is still one of the most humbling moments of my life. How any of our men got past those beaches still defies my imagination. And leaves me very grateful.