D-Day Salute -- 75th Anniversary

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 6, 2019 11:40 AM

A salute to all those who served in D-Day.  Words cannot adequately describe those who transformed the world forever in that moment.  The free world is eternally grateful.  Salute!


Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Thu, Jun 6, 2019 11:50 AM

No doubt.  Our society isnt even close to being able to raise men like that generation. 

 

I think of my neighbor who stormed the beaches of Normandy and was captured by Germans and was a POW for over a year.  He was a true man.

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 28 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 1:28 AM

The American people back then wanted nothing to do with the war in Europe.  But I have no doubt presented with a righteous cause like that generation, this or future generations would rise up as past generations have.  

Listening to some of the stories of young men leaving their newly wed brides to possibly never see them again.  Bouncing on the choppy seas of the English Channel knowing I am about to face a hail of metal waiting to tear into my flesh.  I think how could I do that. 

Approaching 50 I will thankfully never have to wrestle with that.  And many thanks for that to those that had to.

 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 1:08 PM

I usually think of the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan where the solider just pukes into his helmet.

Unreal what happened there

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 10, 2019 11:23 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Read this.  Take the time and read this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/05/30/feature/my-grandfathers-secret-d-day-journal/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9d30e413b8a1 

 

 

 

Excellent piece ….a real treasure.

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