D-day: storming the castle — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

**Posted by Phineas

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

D-Day assault

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 06/06/2012: 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.

UPDATE 06/06/2013: This is a real president commemorating D-Day:

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “D-day: storming the castle — Updated”

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  1. Carlos 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? Neither do I. Must be an oversight.

    Well, there ya go. Our Dear Leader just HATES oversight of any kind.

    And FDR mentioning “…our religion,…” would have the courts clogged for five years with lawsuits from the ACLU, CAIR, etc., today. How dare he assume that, just because 98% of the country claims Christianity (that’s what it was back then) that it would be OK to insert that into a clearly political speech done on government time!

  2. Great White Rat says:

    Imagine a president saying something like that nowadays; the Left would have a fit….Today’s a day to remember genuine heroes and thank Divine Providence we had such men on our side.

    Not only would the liberals get the vapors over such a statement, but they don’t see any difference between our troops and the Nazis we defeated. Remember Dick Durbin comparing our soldiers with the Nazis?

    And Obama’s new UN ambassador has justified imbecilic acts like his ‘apology tour’ by comparing past American foreign policy with Nazi policies, so if one merits apologies, so does the other. Here’s Samantha Power, quoted today by Charles C.W. Cooke:

    Instituting a doctrine of the mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing that American decision-makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors. When [German Chancellor Willy] Brandt went down on one knee in the Warsaw ghetto [in 1970], his gesture was gratifying to World War II survivors, but it was also ennobling and cathartic for Germany. Would such an approach be futile for the United States?

    And it’s reasonable to think Obama shares those beliefs. So it’s not surprising he has no plans to commemorate D-Day. In his mind, it was just one bunch of oppressors attacking another.

    Oh, and by the way, Samantha, in case you didn’t notice, that approach certainly was futile, if you expected it to make the crazy islamists stop attacking us.

  3. For further understanding, I recommend “A Soldier’s Story” by Gen. Omar Bradley. One of the most delightful books is “The Man Who Never Was” about how British intelligence (MI6) planted a homeless man’s corpse with phony military credentials for the Nazis to find. The papers on him told confusing details about where the amphibious assault would happen. It worked.