D-Day, June 6th, 1944

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    D-Day, June 6th, 1944

    Today is the anniversary of D-Day; the invasion of France. Had the pleasure of knowing dozens of troops who landed on Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Juno Beach. My first cousin died at St. Mere Eglise on D-Day.

    To The Greatest Generation.

    May God Bless Our Fine Troops

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    A sharp salute and thank you to all American warriors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    Today is the anniversary of D-Day; the invasion of France. Had the pleasure of knowing dozens of troops who landed on Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Juno Beach. My first cousin died at St. Mere Eglise on D-Day.

    To The Greatest Generation.

    May God Bless Our Fine Troops

    +1.

    Now, let "The Longest Day" marathon begin!

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    We sometimes forget the sacrifice that our troops have made for our freedom in this country. God bless them and the USA.
    God bless our troops!

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    A day to take pause, to reflect on what matters, to remember those who sacrificed for others ... and why.
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    God bless our troops, and God bless America!
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    My late grandfather was a Captain with the Canadian Forces as an artillary drill instructor with the Canadian Army staging in Halifax Nova Scotia leading up to D-Day.

    To his credit he did not take part in the actual invasion(heart murmor), but he remained behind to train those that followed.

    When I was younger he told me some pretty awesome tales of troops from both Canada & the U.S. massing and most of the entire D-Day invasion force at anchor in Halifax harbor. He was amazed that ships could be seen far into the horizon till sky met the sea.

    I for one am extremely humbled by the shear tenacity and valor that his generation put forward to protect and ensure the freedoms that we enjoy and honestly......take for granted.

    I for one............ salute them all!
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    Think I need to break out the first two discs of my "Band of Brothers" boxset tonight.

    Aw, what that heck...it's Friday...I'll just watch the whole thing.

    Again.

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    Three of my mother's brothers landed at Omaha Beach and were all wounded.

    To The Greatest Generation - God bless you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Think I need to break out the first two discs of my "Band of Brothers" boxset tonight.

    Aw, what that heck...it's Friday...I'll just watch the whole thing.

    Again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Think I need to break out the first two discs of my "Band of Brothers" boxset tonight.

    Aw, what that heck...it's Friday...I'll just watch the whole thing.

    Again.

    -JT
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    I had an uncle at Tarawa and a neighbor we had when I was growing up was on Omaha Beach. Both came home safe. Thank God.

    God Bless The Greatest Generation!
    God Bless America!

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    After watching many films of the landings on D-Day all I got to say is that had to of been the scariest thing those guys ever went thru and if they survived it the rest of their lives were a piece of cake
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    Saw something on the History channel, no one in German command has balls enough to wake Hitler and tell him an attack was eminent, let's thank Rommel's wife for having a 50th birthday party on June 5, that's where Erwin was instead of planning a counter offensive.

    Is there a salute smilie?

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