Remembering D-DAY!!

REMEMBERING D-DAY!!

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Every generation has its generational markers. For those of the World War II era, December 7, 1941, stands supreme, but the events of June 6, 1944, rank a close second. Seventy years ago on that day, 156,000 Allied soldiers, supported by many more sailors, airmen and marines, embarked on the long-awaited invasion of occupied Europe. This was an Allied effort, but American fighting men bore the brunt of the combat and the resulting sacrifice.

For decades, the members of the World War II generation have remembered where they were that June morning when they heard the news that the Allies had landed in Europe. The road to victory, still to be hard, nevertheless now appeared assured.

For years as I grew up, my own grandfather – too old to serve himself, but well aware in 1944 that his 18-year-old only son was about to deploy to the Pacific – would remind me, “Today’s the anniversary of D-Day; that’s the day we knew we were going to win.”

The price for the Overlord invasion on June 6 was 4,413 Allied dead, of whom 2,499 were Americans!!

From paratroopers who jumped into the black skies above Sainte-Mere-Église to U.S. Army Rangers who waded ashore in neck-deep water to scale the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, Operation Overlord was necessary to bring Nazi Germany to its knees. Once this direct assault across the storm-tossed English Channel was underway, there would be numerous stories of individual heroism and exceptional leadership, but the very first occurred with the decision to send the armada on its way.

That decision rested squarely on the shoulders of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme allied commander. The weather was dicey; the chance of failure high; the logistics of coordinating the largest amphibious invasion in history daunting.

The initial target date was June 5. But faced with horrendous weather, Eisenhower ordered a postponement – no small thing with a million men, 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft queued up and ready to go. When the weather showed no sign of easing on June 6, Eisenhower summoned up his own personal courage and made the affirmative decision nonetheless.

In an example of leadership that those purporting to be leaders today should remember, Eisenhower scribbled a communiqué to be issued only if the invasion failed. Accepting sole and full responsibility, he wrote that any blame or fault was “mine alone.”

The invasion forces began landing in Normandy at about 6:30 a.m. on June 6 along a 50-mile sweep of rocky beaches. British troops spearheaded operations against sectors codenamed Gold, Juno and Sword, while Americans attacked Utah and Omaha beaches. The fight for Omaha was the most horrific. There, the veterans of the 1st Infantry Division teamed with the 29th Infantry Division and two battalions of rangers for the assault.

Planning down to the company level had been meticulous, but in the rough seas and early morning darkness, little went according to plan. Strong winds and currents pushed the first waves of landing craft away from their intended targets and caused follow-up waves to be further scattered or delayed.

Known as the “Big Red One” for their shoulder patch, the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division had no monopoly on courage, sacrifice or sheer agony, but they were in the thick of the most critical minutes on Omaha Beach. Having come ashore too far east and stumbled into a killing zone of enemy crossfire, the division’s 16th Infantry Regiment stalled until regimental commander George Taylor exhorted, “Only two kinds of people are going to be on this beach: those who are dead and those who are about to die. Let’s get the hell out of here.”

They did, blasting their way through barbed wire, machine gun nests and concrete bunkers to gain the high ground atop Colleville Draw. Supporting fire from offshore destroyers aided the effort and helped the men on Omaha Beach break out of the beachhead via other heavily defended gullies.

The price for the Overlord invasion on June 6 was 4,413 Allied dead, of whom 2,499 were Americans. Many came to rest in the Normandy American Cemetery on the bluffs overlooking Omaha Beach. The first interment there was made on June 8, and today more than 9,300 American casualties of D-Day or the ensuing war in Europe lie there.

Second only to the awe due the courage and sacrifice of these brave men is the tremendous industrial might that made the Normandy invasion possible. In 1943 alone, American steel plants and shipyards built 1,949 ships and 68,600 aircraft. Onto the beaches of Normandy came thousands of the landing craft and tens of thousands of the tanks, jeeps and trucks churned out by American factories and frequently produced by American women manning the assembly lines of the home front.

The national effort at the time of the Normandy invasion was as united and singular of purpose as at any time in American history. What is frequently overlooked, if not forgotten, is that at this same moment, American marines and soldiers were also landing half a world away on the beaches of Saipan and Guam. Failure was certainly possible, but not a thing to be contemplated.

The D-Day invasion was so successful that within a week of the June 6 landings, the Normandy beachheads were secure and more than 325,000 troops and 100,000 tons of equipment and supplies were poised to race across France, eventually liberating Paris on August 25.

The number of men still alive who waded ashore, jumped from the air or sailed the choppy English Channel that June morning is dwindling. By the time the 75th anniversary of D-Day is celebrated five years hence, few will be left. Out of their collective experience, the central lessons of the Normandy invasion are the importance of personal courage in the face of great uncertainty and an entire generation’s can-do attitude to accomplish the seemingly impossible. The qualities of these remaining heroes that echo the loudest are commitment to mission, collaborative teamwork and unshakeable resolve. May we never forget them or their ideals.

Historian Walter R. Borneman is author of numerous books. His latest is“American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution” (Little, Brown, May 6, 2014).

h/t: Fox News!!

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 General Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower Quote!!

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GOD BLESS ALL our ALLIED VETERANS who Served and PROTECTED Christian Nations, THANK YOU!!  

Proverbs 18:24 KJV ) “A man that hath friends must shew himself Friendly: and there is a Friend that Sticketh Closer than a brother.”!!

John 15:13 KJV ) “Greater Love hath no man ( or anyone ) than this, that a man lay down his Life for his Friends.”!! 

I John 3:16 KJV ) “Hereby perceive we the Love of GOD, because HE Laid down HIS Life for us: and we Ought to Lay down Our Lives for the Brethren.”!! 

John 15:16 KJV ) “Ye have not Chosen ME, but I Have Chosen you, and Ordained you, that ye should go and Bring forth Fruit, and that your Fruit should Remain: that whatsoever ye shall Ask of the FATHER in MY Name, HE may Give it you.”!! 

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV ) “But the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance: against such there is no law.”!!

Philippians 4:8 KJV ) “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are True, whatsoever things are Honest, whatsoever things are Just, whatsoever things are Pure, whatsoever things are Lovely, whatsoever things are of Good Report; if there be any Virtue, and if there be any Praise, Think on These Things.”!!

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In every thing Give Thanks: for this is the Will of GOD in Christ Jesus-Yeshua concerning you.”!!

Philippians 4:13 KJV ) “I can do all things through Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua which Strengtheneth me.”!!

I Corinthians 13:13 KJV ) “And now Abideth FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY ( LOVE ), these Three; but the Greatest of These is CHARITY ❤ ( LOVE ).”!!

I Peter 4:8 KJV ) “And above all things have fervent CHARITY ( LOVE ) among yourselves: for CHARITY ( LOVE ) shall cover the multitude of sins.”!!

Romans 8:28 KJV ) “And we know that all things work together for Good to them that 💕LOVE GOD,💕, to them who are the Called According to HIS Purpose.”!!

Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV ) “And thou shalt LOVE the LORD thy GOD with All thine HEART, and with all thy SOUL, and with all thy MIGHT.”!!

Galatians 4:6 KJV ) “And because ye are sons, GOD hath sent forth the Spirit of HIS SON into your Hearts, crying, ABBA, FATHER.”!!

Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💕💜 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore Everyone!!

John 10:27-30 KJV ) “My Sheep Hear My Voice, and I Know them, and they Follow Me: And I Give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My Hand. My Father, which Gave them Me, is Greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s Hand. I and My Father are ONE.”!!

John 17:3 KJV ) “And this is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah, Whom Thou Hast Sent.”!!

I John 5:7 KJV ) “For there are THREE that bear record in Heaven, the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY GHOST: and These THREE are ONE.”!!

John 14:6 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Saith unto him, I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man ( or anyone ) Cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME.”!!

There is  Only ( ONE TRUE GOD  The FATHER ) / ONE SON ( Yeshua-Jesus Christ ) and ( ONE HOLY GHOSTHOLY SPIRIT ) PRAISE Them ALL as They’re THREE in ONE!!

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV ) “Trust in the LORD ( ADONAI ) with all thine Heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways Acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy Paths.”!! TRUST in the LORD Jesus-Yeshua Christ with All Thine HEART and SOUL!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah is Holy / Righteous / Worthy / Peaceful / Loving / Our SAVIOUR!! Praise HIS HOLY Name Jesus-Yeshua Christ Today and Everyday!!

Trust OUR ONE TRUE GOD in the Storm and more Blessings!!pfl

Jesus-Yeshua Christ was Born in Bethlehem Israel, DIED in Jerusalem Israel, AROSE on the THIRD DAY to Prove HE is GOD the SON, and They’re THREE in  ONE!!

United We STAND with Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!! I am Pro-Israel / Pro-USA / Pro-Life!!

Genesis 12:2 KJV ) “And I Will Make of Thee a Great Nation, and I Will Bless thee Israel and USA ), and Make thy name great; and thou shalt be a Blessing:” May Our ONE TRUE GOD BLESS Israel-Yisrael / USA and our Christian Earth!!

Psalms 33:12 KJV ) “Blessed is  the Nation whose GOD is  the LORD; and the People whom  HE hath Chosen for HIS Own Inheritance.”!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah is the World’s ONLY HOPE for our Judeo–Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael and Our Christian Earth!!Revelation 22:20 KJV ) “He which Testifieth these things Saith, Surely I Come quickly. Amen. Even so, Come, LORD Jesus-Yeshua.”!! Jesus-Yeshua Christkah IS KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGAHE is the FIRST and the LAST, HE is the BEGINNING and END!! Glory Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha, and HE Loves prettyheart You All, Amen–Amein!!

Love ❤ Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone!!

3 thoughts on “Remembering D-DAY!!

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:

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    ❤ Please PRAY for our JUDEO-CHRISTIAN NATION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL-YISRAEL EVERYDAY ❤

    ❤ Am Yisrael Chai, Yeshua Adonai FOREVERMORE, HALLELUJAH ❤

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