"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
It was June 6 1944 and many years ago. My father once told me that he heard the radio bulletins that the allies had landed at Normandy. The US, UK , Canadian, and others, landed at different beach posts to start the liberation of France and subsequently Europe.
I just heard that 6,000 US soldiers die that day. My guess is that losses were heavy among UK and Canadian troops too. Eventually, France was liberated and the allies knocked out Hitler's army a year later.
Most of these young men were in the 18-23 age range. They certainly behaved like men that day. We remember the bravery of D-Day veterans:
We remember another anniversary of D-Day. It was years ago that Allied troops hit the French beaches on their way to the liberation of Europe. WW2 veterans are our fathers and grandfathers. They were the men who fought the war and then came home to raise families and build the American economy. They are often called "the greatest generation". We can't stop the clock. Time goes on. 600 veterans die each day. We won't have them around much longer to share their stories and recollections of the war. At the same time, we can remind our children that their grandfathers were very special people who were willing to die for their country:
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