June 6th, 1944

Today marks the anniversary of perhaps the single greatest and most important battle of the past four hundred years, where the forces of freedom and civilization stormed the captured fortress of tyranny and barbarism. The combined forces of America, England, and the dominions, together with the ragged remnants of conquered Poland and France, hurled everything they had against the Nazi war machine. Thousands of the men who charged that fortress that morning never returned, and thousands more were lost in the brutal struggle to secure Normandy, liberate France, and destroy Nazi Germany.

For our tomorrow, they gave their today.

The generation that fought that battle is almost gone, but they can never be forgotten so long as there is a man of honor left in the world who still holds freedom dear.

Our greatest President since that war commemorates that day and the lessons it leaves us.

 

Key Quote: “There is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest.”

 

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