**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:
Photo credit: American Battle Monuments Commission.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)