Friday, June 06, 2014
Remember Normandy, 70 years ago today
Everybody, except most who were educated in government schools where they don't teach US history any more, remembers the date 7Dec1941. That's the day the US was dragged into the Pacific theater of WWII when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
But how many remember 6Jun1944? 70 years ago today, allied forces, mostly Americans, landed at Normandy Beach, France in the final push to rid Europe of Hitler. 4,413 allied soldiers, of which 2,499 were Americans, died. If not for that allied attack, the whole of Europe might be speaking German today.
Say what you will about the wisdom of the US meddling in the affairs of countries we don't care about in the last 65 years sine the end of WWII, but what other nation gives it's blood and treasure so freely to liberate others from the grip of despotism, tyranny, and barbarism?