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    June 6th, 1944

    Please take a moment to remember what happened on this date 63 years ago.
    Brave American, British and Canadian soldiers rushed the beaches of Normandy in the face of unbelievable odds. Through thier heroic acts, the tide of World War 2 was turned and it was the beginning of the end of the Nazis in Europe.
    Can you imagine yourself rushing a beach that is being sparyed by machine gun fire and artillery and men are dying all around you? I know I can't, so please give these heros their due and think of them today.
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    I cannot imagine having to face something like that. I watch movies and think.. geesh... and how so many of them were just babies.
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
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    I cannot imagine having to face something like that. I watch movies and think.. geesh... and how so many of them were just babies.
    I just get sad when I think of how many people will not have any idea what occurred today. All people care about is Paris Hilton in jail, pathetic.
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    well, you reminded me
    and i feel sort of ignorant lol..
    but, thank you
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    well, you reminded me
    and i feel sort of ignorant lol..
    but, thank you
    Well, I am glad I could help!
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    Beat me to it Beans.

    God Bless America.


    Pics from Normandy when I was there.





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    Great post Beans! Salute!

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    Thank you for the reminder, Beans.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    I just get sad when I think of how many people will not have any idea what occurred today. All people care about is Paris Hilton in jail, pathetic.
    I definitly agree with that. But I'm sure that most of those people who care more about Paris Hilton are the young ones. The older generation of people are far more respectful towards such a day as this. True, I am young. But I have a very passionate side for history. And I could give a rat's ass about Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan or any of those "I need attention" celebrities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kay88 View Post
    I definitly agree with that. But I'm sure that most of those people who care more about Paris Hilton are the young ones. The older generation of people are far more respectful towards such a day as this. True, I am young. But I have a very passionate side for history. And I could give a rat's ass about Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan or any of those "I need attention" celebrities.
    I'm proud to say that Im a young one and i dont give a flying rat's ass about Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, or any celebrities at all.

    Thanks for the reminder, Beans. These men should get more recognition than they do.

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    Excellent Post Beans!
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    Today is also Momma Term's 50th birthday!!!

    We've got a nice birthday bash planned for her. My parents, myself, and my fiancee (JRae) are going out to Texas Steakhouse, and I'm going to get loaded! My slack ass younger brother isn't going, he's working...hell, I can't even get his ass to join LEF (he's a cop).

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    Good post Beaner,,,

    To many people don't even know what D-day is or why we were there.
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    God bless each and every allied soldier,sailor,airman and anyone else who died in world war two and in any war where our two nations have fought alongside each other.

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    Thanks for this reminder..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Great video, thanks for posting the link.
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    I visited the Normandy region in 1985 on vacation when I was in college. I remember two things the most.

    1) Standing looking out at one of the beaches near Bayeaux, seeing some of the obstacles placed by the Germans still in place and wondering how in hell the landings were a success considering the advantages the defense had and feeling a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for those who participated.

    2) I was amazed at how much gratitude the locals still felt. Everywhere I went British and American flags flew and the people I encountered, even the younger ones, seemed to be very thankful and were very friendly and gracious.
    Never have so many owed so much to so few.

 

 
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