Discussion in 'Education' started by Capitalist, Jun 6, 2010.
Today is the 66th anniversary of D-Day. June 6th, 1944
Yes it IS.
The Day that the NAZI's fretted over.
GOD Bless them ALL!
To the brave and the bold: RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!
On 6 June 1944, during the assault landing on Dog White sector of Omaha Beach as part of the invasion of Normandy, General Norman Cota (assistant CO of the 29th ID) while under heavy machine gun fire, calmly walked towards Maj. Max Schneider, CO of the 5th Ranger Battalion and asked What outfit is this?, someone yelled "5th Rangers!". To this, Cota replied Well, Goddamn it then, Rangers, lead the way! From this, the Ranger motto ("Rangers lead the way!") was born.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEIqdcHbc8I]YouTube - Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84[/ame]
Our best generation
What do you think, are the french having celebrations thanking the Americans for saving their asses?
Well, yeah, I'm certain D-Day is being observed in France. Having lived there for four years, I feel confident in making that statement.
I'll add that I've visited the Normandy beaches and the rows and rows of white crosses in cemeteries for those lost in the invasion. It's a sobering sight, one I doubt any who've ever seen it would forget.
Salute to those who participated in this history-altering day so long ago!
A pretty comprehensive site, with listings of all the towns involved in the battle.
Many of the locals in Normandy adopted graves and still tend to them to this day.
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