Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by firetruckprime, Jun 6, 2009.
D-Day occured 65 years ago today. I had a neighbor who was in D-Day.
I wished my mom D-Day this morning. I knew about this yesterday.
yup 65 years ago today some of the bravest men to ever lived stormed ashore at Normandy France, there were 10,000 + causualties with aprox. 3,000 of those on "Bloody" Omaha beach with at least 1,000 men making the ultimate sacrifice to secure the beachhead there they were truly the greatest generation
Truly incredible. And remember, folks - it wasn't just Americans storming that beach. Far from it.
Also, I saw a show on History or Discovery awhile back about the trickery that the UK and US used to throw the Nazis off on where and when the attack would be - including the use of fake planes and fake soldiers to give them bad intel.
One of these days I'm going to get back to Washington DC to see the World War II Memorial.
Last point: would anyone else support a project to get a Captain America statue erected - probably in New York or DC?
I learned about how bad WWII was from a POW. The funny thing was, he was a complete asshole, a smart aleck in every way and unashamed of it. and he told me why he didn't mind people hating him.
he laughed or made himself laugh at everything they did to him over there, and practically begged for more of it.
if it weren't for that, he wouldn't have made it.
so i appreciate his P.O.V.
I also learned how to piss off WWII veterans. when they say, "we lost X number of Americans that day," don't ever say, "so, we lost almost 25,000 in one day 80 years before that."
it may be historically accurate, but some veterans think their war was different.
Having said that, i still pay respect to 'em. i don't like to pay extra for veterans of one particular battle or event, though.
IMO, whether you were there at Normandy or took hits in Sicily or at the Battle of the Bulge, you were doing the same job, taking the same risk and accomplishing the same mission.
I wanted to visit the National D-Day Museum today (live in New Orleans) but couldn't because I had drill. But it is because of brave troops like these that I serve. I salute them all.
I served as well, but those men will live on forever as true heroes, and there sacrifices will not be forgotten.
God bless those men that gave their lives that day. I am serving right now and god bless *slautes*
didn't serve but I salute them (and other service men and women) as well.....cliches and slogans are bullshit but it is hard to dispute the "greatest generation" tag....
For our tomorrow, they gave their today.
Remember kids always listen to your grandfathers war stories, they might help you fight off the zombies one day.
I may watch "The Longest Day" one more time tonight.
would watch Saving Pvt. Ryan, but have seen it far too many times- am numb to it now.
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