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OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
Off topic, but 70 years ago today our troops landed in Normandy to make the important push toward Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. Lot of men died, especially Americans.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
Yeah thought is was kind of cool that the Statesboro Herald did a front page tribute by running the story from that day 70 years ago.

https://www.facebook.com/statesboroheral...=1&theater
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That is cool. Wish could read it when blown up.
Saw some of the Normandy activities this morning
real early. Lot of world leaders there. Wish there
could be more veterans alive to attend.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
Here are some cool pictures taken on D-Day and then what it looks like today.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/d-day-landing-s...er-1450286
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My father in laws cousin was there and helped capture a bunker. He got one of the soldiers' handguns and we now have it.

My husband's uncle came in the second wave and was shot in the head at St. Lo. He died 2 days later and is buried in Normandy.

My dad, one of his brothers and my FIL were in the Pacific Theater.
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My wife had a relative killed at Normandy. Had two great uncles killed at Iwo Jima
and Okinawa. Was always unusual the number of East coast people that fought
in the Pacific, and seemed like a large portion of West coasters fought in Europe.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
(06-06-2014 09:00 AM)slycat Wrote:  Here are some cool pictures taken on D-Day and then what it looks like today.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/d-day-landing-s...er-1450286

Awesome photos.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
FDR's D-Day Prayer

There is nothing I can add to this.
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Ronnie could really give a speech.
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Both FDR and Churchill were tremendous public speakers. they really kept morale high, especially at the early points of the war when we were not exactly enjoying success.
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My favorite speech of all time.
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(06-06-2014 09:00 AM)slycat Wrote:  Here are some cool pictures taken on D-Day and then what it looks like today.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/d-day-landing-s...er-1450286

Really like those before and after photo's of historical events. Thanks for posting.

My Father In Law served on a submarine in the Pacific. He is 91 and in failing health. I can listen to his stories for hours. I realize in the not so distant future all those stories will be told second hand. It is difficult to even imagine what he and the rest of those guys went through and what sacrifices they made. We are ALL indebted to them.
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Just a reminder, they have been sending out video crews to record the war
experiences of aging veterans for years. Believe all you have to do is contact
the Smithsonian in DC.
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(06-07-2014 08:20 AM)AppManDG Wrote:  
(06-06-2014 09:00 AM)slycat Wrote:  Here are some cool pictures taken on D-Day and then what it looks like today.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/d-day-landing-s...er-1450286

Really like those before and after photo's of historical events. Thanks for posting.

My Father In Law served on a submarine in the Pacific. He is 91 and in failing health. I can listen to his stories for hours. I realize in the not so distant future all those stories will be told second hand. It is difficult to even imagine what he and the rest of those guys went through and what sacrifices they made. We are ALL indebted to them.

In the early 50s I served in the Navy with a number of WWII participants. Our hard-hat diver had little to say, but he had enough ribbons to just about tilt when he was in his dress blues or whites. Found out that he had been in UDT (underwater demolition team) in WWII. He Had received the Navy Cross for rescuing a couple of wounded team members when his group was blowing beach obstacles to a landing.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
(06-07-2014 12:38 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Just a reminder, they have been sending out video crews to record the war
experiences of aging veterans for years. Believe all you have to do is contact
the Smithsonian in DC.

Yes! There's no need for the stories to be told second hand....anyone can video tape it.
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(06-07-2014 01:36 PM)Fanof49ASU Wrote:  
(06-07-2014 12:38 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Just a reminder, they have been sending out video crews to record the war
experiences of aging veterans for years. Believe all you have to do is contact
the Smithsonian in DC.

Yes! There's no need for the stories to be told second hand....anyone can video tape it.
True, but to have it archived and indexed into the National Historical whatever would be pretty neat, give access to anyone, and be a permanent lasting account that we all count be proud of. Some of the ones I saw a few years ago were nothing but where they traveled, and some didn't even really see action, but they wanted all the stories.
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RE: OT: D-Day June 6, 1944 Normandy Landing in France
my dad had himself and three brothers plus a cousin in the war. my father in law was in the Navy in the Pacific but he had the brother killed at Normandy and his cousin took a bunker at Normandy, but none of them ever spoke about the war and they're all gone now.
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God bless the many Americans, British, Irish, Canadians, and French that served on that day, and all the days before and after. I wouldn't have the balls to do half of the things that they did. Moreover, the innocent French killed in the bombings afterwards, and the German children forced into battle once the Allies took control of the French coast.

Makes you think, what the **** are we doing here on Earth?
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