Theodore's World: The D-Day Landing At Normandy, June 6th, 1944

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June 06, 2016

The D-Day Landing At Normandy, June 6th, 1944

President Ronald Reagan Speaks at Normandy ...Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84

The D-Day Landing At Normandy, June 6th, 1944…

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Order of the Day

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces:

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

Wild Thing's comment..............

From my heart I thank you Veterans for my Freedom!!!!! I hope the schools today still teach about D-Day, the reasons and meaning for the free world of that day. In France it is highly recognized and celebrated..

So very few of those men are still with us and time is growing short before they join their other comrades.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 6, 2016 12:14 PM


Two great speeches from two great leaders. These men cared about America and Americans. Their speeches were not hollow BS like we get from too many of today's politicians.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at June 6, 2016 03:41 PM