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Old 06-07-2016, 01:39 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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Since everyone seems to have forgotten, Monday, June 6th was D Day.

Just thought it was worth mentioning, since so many died.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I didn't forget, jamies. My dad was there, on an LST that put Canadians ashore.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160524.htm

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Old 06-07-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Sadly, Obama appears to have forgotten. But he did manage to churn out a Ramadan statement.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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I thought it was very sobering yesterday when pictures of the beaches were posted. Then.. bodies floating and piled up... now..beach goers without a care

If it weren't for the sacrifice of many Americans we would be speaking German or Japanese...and many of us wouldn't exist

When will the next greatest generation emerge?

Thank you veterans
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I remembered. Watched the D-Day programs on the History channel.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Celebrated the day by watching Saving Private Ryan. God bless our veterans!
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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Then.. bodies floating and piled up... now..beach goers without a care

Are you sure about that?

I thought that swimming and recreational use of the beach at the invasion site was still not allowed.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Are you sure about that?

I thought that swimming and recreational use of the beach at the invasion site was still not allowed.
I never saw any of that when I visited.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'll never forget.

I think as time goes on, people will want to not acknowledge how close Europe was to falling to the Third Reich and how different history would have played out. Do they even teach it anymore in the school system these days or is it just glossed over?

The sacrifices our grandfathers made was incredible and will never be forgotten by those who are grateful.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I'll never forget.

I think as time goes on, people will want to not acknowledge how close Europe was to falling to the Third Reich and how different history would have played out. Do they even teach it anymore in the school system these days or is it just glossed over?

The sacrifices our grandfathers made was incredible and will never be forgotten by those who are grateful.
It was taught when I was in school. We even had guest speakers who had survived concentration camps, European, North African, and Pacific theater veterans, etc. This was in the early 1990s.

I've visited the allied landing sites in Normandy, both the American and British sites. It's staggering to think of what it must have taken to take those beaches. I've talked to locals in Normandy who remembered the war well and who were grateful for the Allies' sacrifices. I've seen row after row of graves of mostly very young men who died there. The graves just seem to go on forever. I think there's around 10,000 of them.
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