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    Because of what they sacrificed 65 years ago, most of the world does NOT speak German.
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    Brave men for sure..

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    My Mom had three cousins.

    One was at Iwo Jima, one stayed home and the third was Airborne and was there on June 06, sixty-five years ago. I've met all three, and I'm proud of all three. I am honored to have met them and to be a part of the same family.

    All three are gone now, as well as my Dad and his Brother. Uncle Ted was killed at the Bulge, so I never met him, as I'm not that old. Dad's gone, but he came home from Okinawa and Pelilieu and three other battles. As I study history I realize how great these men truly were and what the accomplished both, in the war and after, astounds me.

    I just hope I can measure up to their standard as I live my life. In my opinion, I can do no better.

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    We can never repay these brave veterans for the horrors they went thru.
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    65 years ago

    65 years ago today, many Allied soldiers lost their lives for our freedom. Don't take your freedom for granted.

    "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the alter of freedom." -Abraham Lincoln



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    Brave men indeed...may we have such courage for the fights that lie ahead.

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    Had a lot of friends who landed on the coast of France on D-Day. They are all gone now: May they rest in peace. God Bless US troops everywhere.

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    65 years ago... God bless them all!
    Never Forget !

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    Yes, the Greatest Generation. May they never be forgotten. I recently read that there are 4 to 5 funerals, per hour, in Arlington National Cemetery, many of them World War Two veterans. So sad.

    On a side note, my local daily newspaper today, contains not one single mention of the D-Day anniversary, other than a Peanuts cartoon.


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    Not only are far to many fogetting D-Day, far more have never been taught about it.

    Heck 9/11 was only 8 years ago and at least half our country has already forgotten it.

    Because of both of these situations I fear we will have more of both in our future.
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    I remember being taught about D-Day a bit back in high school (I'm 22), but it wasn't near as much as I have learned through reading and research on my own. It wouldn't surprise me if many people have never been taught about it as digitalexplr said.

    I can only hope that parents will take the time to properly teach their children about what happened 65 years ago, as well as, why. Future generations need to remember/honor these men for the sacrifices they made for our country and our freedom. Not to mention the fact that they are the Grandfathers/Great Grandfathers/Great Great Grandfathers/so on of those of us enjoying our freedom today.

    -Honor Them-Remember Them-

    I think an old quote I have always liked/respected would fit well here:

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to relive it."
    ~Variant of a quote from George Santayana~

    We must also remember their sacrifices made to rid the world of tyranny so that they are not made in vain. So that history does not repeat itself.
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    I remember the day very well - I was 11 at the time. I am appalled at the educational system we have today - most kids hardly even hear that it happened.
    Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    I often wonder how I would have reacted when the gates dropped at Normandy. Every time I think about it, it blows my mind what our boys no older than me (22) did. They truly were our greatest generation.
    I suspect images of the gates of hell would come to mind...along with suddenly warm skivvies. Yet they managed to push forward. Absolutely astounding. Truly a generation never to be forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Truly a generation never to be forgotten.
    Amen
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