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TO REMEMBER
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:44:53 AM »

Last few remaining U.S. veterans thanked on 75th anniversary of D-Day



Most were little more than boys when they fought in one of the greatest battles in modern history and turned the Nazi tide.

And now they are back.

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of the D-Day landings — the largest ever amphibious and airborne invasion— returning World War II veterans are treated like rock stars by tourists and locals.

“Thank you for your service,” most say as they shake hands at the surrounding landing beaches and the American Cemetery, the resting place for 9,387 Americans. Others simply say, “Merci.” Many ask for selfies with the old warriors.

President Donald Trump paid homage to the many fighters who lost their lives and honored returning World War II veterans at a ceremony Thursday morning. Addressing the assembled veterans, he said: "You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

President Emmanuel Macron of France gave a speech honoring the allies' effort. In a short section in English he said: “We know what we owe to you, veterans: our freedom. On behalf our nation, I just want to say thank you.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/last-few-remaining-u-s-veterans-thanked-75th-anniversary-d-n1014401

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Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 11:39:38 AM »
Last few remaining U.S. veterans thanked on 75th anniversary of D-Day



Most were little more than boys when they fought in one of the greatest battles in modern history and turned the Nazi tide.

And now they are back.

At the 75th anniversary celebrations of the D-Day landings — the largest ever amphibious and airborne invasion— returning World War II veterans are treated like rock stars by tourists and locals.

“Thank you for your service,” most say as they shake hands at the surrounding landing beaches and the American Cemetery, the resting place for 9,387 Americans. Others simply say, “Merci.” Many ask for selfies with the old warriors.

President Donald Trump paid homage to the many fighters who lost their lives and honored returning World War II veterans at a ceremony Thursday morning. Addressing the assembled veterans, he said: "You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

President Emmanuel Macron of France gave a speech honoring the allies' effort. In a short section in English he said: “We know what we owe to you, veterans: our freedom. On behalf our nation, I just want to say thank you.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/last-few-remaining-u-s-veterans-thanked-75th-anniversary-d-n1014401

God bless every last one of those cunts.

The greatest generation.

Offline Harambe

Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 11:53:30 AM »
Let's also remember that it was a monumentally huuuuuuge operation.




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Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 06:58:46 PM »
"Most were little more than boys when they fought in one of the greatest battles in modern history and turned the Nazi tide."

Well, historically, the "Nazi Tide" was turned the year before at Stalingrad and the fact is that Germany had over 80% of its military assets committed to the Eastern Front at the time of the Normandy invasion.  But hey, we're Americans!  It was our show that day and someone had to save Western Europe from the Russkies.
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Offline Oak

Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 08:19:40 PM »
Carentan O Carentan

Trees in the old days used to stand
And shape a shady lane
Where lovers wandered hand in hand
Who came from Carentan.

This was the shining green canal
Where we came two by two
Walking at combat-interval.
Such trees we never knew.

The day was early June, the ground
Was soft and bright with dew.
Far away the guns did sound,
But here the sky was blue.

The sky was blue, but there a smoke
Hung still above the sea
Where the ships together spoke
To towns we could not see.

Could you have seen us through a glass
You would have said a walk
Of farmers out to turn the grass,
Each with his own hay-fork.

The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited till it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.

I must lie down at once, there is
A hammer at my knee.
And call it death or cowardice,
Don’t count again on me.

Everything’s all right, Mother,
Everyone gets the same
At one time or another.
It’s all in the game.

I never strolled, nor ever shall,
Down such a leafy lane.
I never drank in a canal,
Nor ever shall again.

There is a whistling in the leaves
And it is not the wind,
The twigs are falling from the knives
That cut men to the ground.

Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
The way to turn and shoot.
But the Sergeant’s silent
That taught me how to do it.

O Captain, show us quickly
Our place upon the map.
But the Captain’s sickly
And taking a long nap.

Lieutenant, what’s my duty,
My place in the platoon?
He too’s a sleeping beauty,
Charmed by that strange tune.

Carentan O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.

BY LOUIS SIMPSON


Offline FatBasted

Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 08:31:11 PM »
"Only the dead have seen the end of war"

    -Plato
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Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »
I never honour soldiers for being cannon meat...

Offline Oak

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 08:36:49 PM »
I never honour soldiers for being cannon meat...

FFS

SMH

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Offline Oak

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 08:41:35 PM »
:dontknow:

For fucks sakes...shakes my head.

Do you really think Hitler should have been allowed to take over all of Europe?

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Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2019, 08:48:08 PM »
For fucks sakes...shakes my head.

Do you really think Hitler should have been allowed to take over all of Europe?

No, but I also don't think that the US had any reason to get involved and they were strangling Japan for years before on oil imports, so Pearl Harbor was retribution...

Offline Oak

Re: TO REMEMBER
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 08:50:33 PM »
No, but I also don't think that the US had any reason to get involved and they were strangling Japan for years before on oil imports, so Pearl Harbor was retribution...

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. 


Offline LotusBud

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2019, 01:37:47 AM »
No, but I also don't think that the US had any reason to get involved and they were strangling Japan for years before on oil imports, so Pearl Harbor was retribution...

Wars are always about bullshit the general population knows nothing about.
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