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Remembering D-Day

I'm just going to round up a bunch of different things for you to read, because really, how do you sum up how momentous this day was?

Michelle recommends reading Ronald Reagan's Pointe du Hoc speech, an excellent suggestion. She also brings us this sad but true video about what media coverage would be like if D-Day happened in 2007.

Ed at Hot Air remembers, and discusses some of the strategy involved, as well as the Soviet involvement in WWII.

Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive gives us the prayer that FDR offered the nation, a prayer for courage, one filled with purpose and the absolute conviction that this was a mission that must be undertaken, not only for the good of America, but for the good of mankind.

The Purple Avenger at Ace of Spades points out Google's inspirational honoring of D-Day. Oh, wait! They didn't acknowledge it. Instead, they put this absurd picture up to honor... Diego Velasquez.

A diarist on DailyKos says some great things about D-Day and the magnitude of what our soldiers did that day. I know, I'm shocked too, but it's a great read.

Newsbusters posts videos commemorating D-Day.

To all those whose fathers, husbands or brothers made the ultimate sacrifice storming the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, and to all those who selflessly risked their lives so that others might be free... you have my heartfelt gratitude.


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Comments (3)

I read that just before D-D... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

I read that just before D-DAY a news paper ran a crossword puzzle which had many thinking it was being used by german spies to send messages about the top secret locations for the normandy landing like SWORD,GOLD,JUNO,UTAH and OMAHA they say it was just a coinstdence

CassyThank you for y... (Below threshold)
MoonMonkey:

Cassy
Thank you for your contribution, and great job, to commemorate D-DAY. The bravery and heroism that was splashed on Normandy's shores on that fateful day will always have a most special place in our hearts.

Dear Cassy, Ho... (Below threshold)
M Crispin:

Dear Cassy,

Honoring D-Day and those who were involved is admirable and, yes, necessary, but that does not discount honoring other events of great importance in this world.

HOW DARE YOU sneer at Google's choice to honor the birthday of Diego Velasquez--one of the most influential old masters and certainly the greatest painter of Spain's Golden Age. To call the picture they put up "absurd" is outrageous and insulting. Are you even aware that "Las Meninas" is considered by many historians to be one of the most important paintings in Western art history?

I suppose you consider art and culture to be low on the list of human achievements. How sad. I'm glad that Google's editors saw fit to call attention to Velasquez, who was unlucky enough to be born on a day which made him destined to be forever overlooked by narrow-minded people like you.




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