Jour-J

Back when the French were our friends and desperately needed our help, there was a brave group of freedom fighters known as the French Resistance. Brave souls who were not only fighting for the liberation of their country, but for the right to live as free men. We need more of them now.

Today marks the beginning of the largest seaborne military invasion in history, the Battle of Normandy, June 6, 1944. D-Day. (or in French, Jour-J). The day the tide began to turn against evil. The battle raged for over two months, but it established a base from which further battles and campaigns were fought and won. And from this beachhead began the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. The Allied forces and the French Resistance moved through France, one precious acre at a time. Paris was liberated that August.

Will we hear much about it today? I doubt it. Already we’re hearing alot about the DATE 6-6-06 and how there may be a terrorist attack somewhere or that it’s a portent for our country or the opening day of a scary movie or the sky is falling. Sadly, this garbage will spin all day diverting the attention of those with a short span. Like when the Gospel of Judas resurfaced yet again, of course, just in time for Easter. The Media/The devil is always working, looking for ways to cloud our vision and purpose.

But I make a point to remember it every year. Because it’s the day I remember my uncles who fought in WWII, very young men fighting for their country. Because of them, and many others just like them, we are FREE.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has this great picture posted at HotAir –

DDay

Many in the blogosphere are remembering as well….here’s a quick sampling: BlackFive has lots of links & ConfederateYankee has Patton’s speech on that day. I especially like the first comment left there –

If he gave that speech now he would have to stand down for sensitivity training.

2 Comments

  1. June 7, 2007 at 8:39 am

    […] it weren’t for guys like my uncles who served in Europe – one at Normandy and another in Italy – the Europe we know today wouldn’t even exist. Baby girl’s […]

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  2. April 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    […] also wonder what my departed uncle, Marine veteran and former AJC Circulation Manager for over 40 years, would have to say about […]

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