Saturday, June 07, 2008

D-Day

Based on the amount of coverage it received yesterday, one would not know that one of the most important days in history happened on that day. The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 was an effort of epic proportions. The largest naval fleet ever assembled transported and landed the largest amphibious invasion of a hostile shore in history.

D-Day marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi stranglehold on Europe. It allowed the allied forces of the allies to virtually surround Germany. With the Russians advancing on Germany from the East and the US and it's allies advancing from the West there was no place for the Germans to go but back to Germany. The Normandy invasion set the stage for the freedom of all of western Europe and the ultimate collapse of the most heinous regime ever to exist on this Earth.

Most of the men and women involved in the Normandy invasion are dead not but those few who remain deserve a more fitting tribute than they received Friday. I, for one, revere them and thank them for the sacrifices they made for the generations that followed them. They were great people who saw a wrong and set it right.

Chuck

1 Comments:

Blogger A-6Dude said...

Chuck, I was also amazed that there was nothing on TV about this. My son, 11, was quick to remind me that morning that it was the anniversary of D-Day. Perhaps there is still hope.

6:50 PM  

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