Memorial Day: “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc”

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

At commemoration ceremonies for the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings, President Reagan focused his speech on the heroes (1) of the 2nd Ranger Battalion who scaled the sheer cliffs of Pointe du Hoc to take out German artillery that threatened the landings at Omaha and Utah beaches.

It was arguably one of Reagan’s finest speeches, one well-worth watching again this Memorial Day:

Footnote:
(1) Yes, Chris Hayes, “heroes.” Try using a dictionary, since you evidently don’t know the meaning of the word. More at Twitchy.

Photo credit: American Battle Monuments Commission.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Esteve says:

    Magnificent and not one I, me or my from start to finish.

  2. Luke Taylor says:

    Nothing inspires me more than to listen to President Ronald Reagan. He is truly one of the greatest US Presidents. Nothing displeases me more to see or listen to the most despised President of the US, Barak Hussein Obama.

  3. Steven W. says:

    Thank you for posting – I was thinking of earlier today as one of Reagan’s finest moments and such a fitting tribute.

  4. TexasMom2012 says:

    We were so fortunate to go from Carter, Mr. Malaise Sweater to such an inspirational All American Mr. Gipper, Ronaldus Magnus! May God Bless America, Again!

  5. Great White Rat says:

    God, how I miss that man.

  6. Tango says:

    RONALDUS MAXIMUS rocks! Thanks (Phineas) for the link. It proves (once again) that things of quality have NO fear of time!