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Old 06-06-2009, 06:24 AM
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I have had the privilege of meeting a handful of men who stormed the beaches at Normandy over the years. Have any of y'all? Maybe someone's dad or granddad made it.

I bring this up because today is the 65th anniversary of the landing. I can't imagine the intestinal fortitude it took to over come, what had to be paralyzing fear and head out towards that beach.

A salute to those who made it a moment of silence from me for those who didn't.

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Old 06-06-2009, 06:32 AM
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I'm watching the ceremony on FOX right now. I'm not sure why they started off with the French national anthem, or why Sarkozy is even allowed to speak. He should have been at the gate kissing every veterans azz.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:36 AM
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I just dont get it. You know all these other countries and the UN want us to bow down to them. Sometimes I think Europe forgot the fact that if it wasnt for the US most of them would be speaking german about now and flying this flag instead of there own
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I'm watching the ceremony on FOX right now. I'm not sure why they started off with the French national anthem, or why Sarkozy is even allowed to speak. He should have been at the gate kissing every veterans azz.
Wendell Goler got choked up while reporting on the events. It's nice to see a reporter understand what was at stake, what price was paid, how those who survived are affected, and what the outcome was.

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Old 06-06-2009, 07:52 AM
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The sad part is that it won't be long before there isn't any live military members that were there

We will not forget
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Great thread Craig, thanks for posting it up.
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Great post Craig. The story of Jim Norene made me tear up.
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Just didn't want this day to go by the wayside.

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