Monday, June 06, 2005

61st anniversary of "D" Day

Today we celebrate the 61st anniversary of the invasion of Normandy in France in 1944, otherwise known as D day here in America. This was a pivotal battle in world war II as it spelled the beginning of the end of the Third Reich of Nazi Germany. From the shores of Omaha Beach, the allied forces battled their way into central France, eventually entering and liberating Paris. Today I am apalled at the lack of knowledge and the apathy concerning this day in history. Try this experiment on your own. Go anywhere you please and announce to whomever you please that today is the anniversary of D day, and see what happens. Most likely, if my experience is any indication, you will be met with first, a blank stare, and then an attitude of complete indifference. someone once said, and I apologise for not knowing who, that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This has been proven time and time again by the people in our society that insist the holocaust never happened, or that socialism is a preferred form of government over democracy, or any number of other wacko's with whom the news media seems to have a love affair. I would recommend that you go out today and procure a copy of "Saving Private Ryan" or "The Longest Day" and watch it and then thank God for delivering us from tyranny in the form of the United States and her allies' armed forces. I know i will. God bless America.

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