Posted by: twotrees | June 6, 2014

The Longest Day, again

Today, June 6, is infamous as D-Day, representing the 70th anniversary of the invasion of German occupied France – landing on the beach in Normandy. War is hell in all forms but few battles compare to the one where American soldiers crossed the English Channel, landed on a heavily fortified beach and fought against well prepared German soldiers entrenched in the hills above.

Nothing captures this scene quite like the opening of Steven Spielberg’s film Saving Private Ryan. These men, who suffered heavy casualties both physical and emotional, deserve our thanks. If not for them, and the millions of others who have fought for this country deserve our thanks. Today is another example of Memorial Day.

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