D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

(Note: This is a re-posting and slight editing of a post I put up every D-Day.)

Sixty-eight years ago today, American, British, Canadian, French, and Polish soldiers charged the gates of Hell — and won:

Black Five put up an excellent roundup of D-Day posts from many blogs a few years ago. It’s still worth reviewing. And have a look at this entry for a photo essay on D-Day.

Photo courtesy of Confederate Yankee.

RELATED: The Daily Mail tells the story of one Medal of Honor winner who still wonders how he survived Normandy.

UPDATE: In today’s newsletter, Real Clear Politics quotes the prayer FDR read when announcing the invasion to the nation:

“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity,” the president said while the outcome of the battle was still in doubt.

“They will need Thy blessings,” FDR continued. “Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph…”

Imagine a president saying something like that nowadays; the Left would have a fit.

But, forget them. Today’s a day to remember genuine heroes and thank Divine Providence we had such men on our side.

UPDATE 2: Obama’s apologists like to compare him to significant presidents of the past, including FDR. Well, here’s another comparison for you: check the President’s schedule for today. See any mention of any commemoration of D-Day — or anything at all to do with one of the most significant moments in our nation’s history? Neither do I. Must be an oversight.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    This same photo graces the cover of the Modern Library version of General Omar Bradley’s “A Soldier’s Story”, his account of the Normandy invasion and the battles to stuff the Nazis back into the rathole from which they crawled. Being a veteran, the flag in front of my house is at half mast and my patriotism and concern for the future of this country is at full sail.

  2. Great White Rat says:

    See any mention of any commemoration of D-Day — or anything at all to do with one of the most significant moments in our nation’s history?

    Of course not. Obama hasn’t figured out yet how to spin D-Day so he can take credit for it.

    Besides, are you at all surprised? I’m not. He didn’t recognize D-Day in 2009. Or 2010. Or 2011. Why ruin a perfect record?

    And let’s not forget, among the many “firsts” Obama likes to boast about is this one: he’s the first president EVER to skip attending the Inaugural Ball honoring Medal of Honor recipients. Always keep that in mind whenever he tries to pretend he respects our military.