In 1984, Ronald Reagan absolutely nailed the importance of D-Day


B00Mer
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In 1984, Ronald Reagan absolutely nailed the importance of D-Day

Normandy Speech Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion D-Day 6684 - YouTube



On the 40th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, Ronald Reagan stood upon the cliffs at Point Du Hoc, France, commemorating the brave veterans who risked their lives and died to save the free world.

“Forty summers have passed since the battle that you fought here. You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet, you risked everything here. Why? Why did you do it? What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that met here? We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was faith and belief; it was loyalty and love,” President Reagan remarked.

On that day, Reagan stressed the importance that the men at D-Day were there to liberate, not conquer the people like is so common in war. With that sentiment in mind, Reagan reminds what is in the heart of a soldier storming the beaches.

“The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next,” he said.

Reagan closed with wisdom that all could learn from when thinking of our veterans.

“Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their value [valor], and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.”
 
EagleSmack
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Well said!
 
WLDB
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Good for him.
 
EagleSmack
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Canadians on Juno Beach


 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Canadians on Juno Beach

Thank you for that, being Obama made it sound like there was nobody else there but the USA.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Thank you for that, being Obama made it sound like there was nobody else there but the USA.

Most leaders tend to speak only about their own country's contribution at such events.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

Most leaders tend to speak only about their own country's contribution at such events.

Yeah, but when Obama does it, it's because he's a Kenyan Muslim Socialist that wants to destroy Murka.
 
Goober
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Reason Reagan was The Great Communicator.
 
gerryh
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Yee HAW!!!! let's do it again Y'all. See how many we can kill this go around.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Yeah, but when Obama does it, it's because he's a Kenyan Muslim Socialist that wants to destroy Murka.

By talking' about how awesome America is. That evil genius.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

By talking' about how awesome America is. That evil genius.

Well, he's an evil genius tyrant weakling incompetent boob. Leastways that's what they tell me.
 
Cliffy
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Well, he's an evil genius tyrant weakling incompetent boob. Leastways that's what they tell me.

Just another sock puppet like Ronny Raygun.
 
Kreskin
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I remember watching it live. It was a very moving speech.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Well, he's an evil genius tyrant weakling incompetent boob. Leastways that's what they tell me.

Well that is the sentiment of many of your countrymen .
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Well that is the sentiment of many of your countrymen .

and we all know what deep thought and logic the average person puts into their political conclusions
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

and we all know what deep thought and logic the average person puts into their political conclusions

Well why does she keep insisting it is only old white people who think her president is a monkey .
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Well why does she keep insisting it is only old white people who think her president is a monkey .

I think he is saying there is a segment of American society that label according to need. Thus sometimes Obama is an evil genius. Next day he is an incompetent unknowing fool. It is hard to be both.

I am certain he will explain it to you much more succinctly than I am able to.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

I think he is saying there is a segment of American society that label according to need. Thus sometimes Obama is an evil genius. Next day he is an incompetent unknowing fool. It is hard to be both.

I am certain he will explain it to you much more succinctly than I am able to.

To pgs? Yeah, that'll happen.
 
#juan
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I think Reagan gets a bad rap because of his later alzheimers.

Like any politician, he occasionally referred to his notes to give that nearly flawless speech.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

I think Reagan gets a bad rap because of his later alzheimers.

Later? He was showing signs near the end of his second term. Well, later I guess given his age. He did take over at quite an old age. Still, I doubt that plays much of a role in criticisms of him.
 
Ludlow
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He gave a marvelous performance as the Gipper .
 
Vancouverite
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Great speech.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

He gave a marvelous performance as the Gipper .


dat true:







but he may have been upstaged by Bonzo ....
 
TurkRugger
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The Germans were already knackered by the Soviets' onslaught.
 

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