Remembering the 69th Anniversary of The Battle of Normandy, June 6, 1944

Denise – Thank you for another excellent piece on the sacrifices so many have made in the name of liberty.

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Today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Below is a re-blog of the post prepared by me one year ago.  At the bottom of the post is a grouping of related articles that in remembrance of this day. (To view new posts, please scroll down the page.)

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Today, we remember the 68th anniversary of the greatest invasion the world has ever known, Operation Overlord…D-Day

by Congressman Allen West on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:57am ·

Today, we remember the 68th anniversary of the greatest invasion the world has ever known, Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, D-Day June 6, 1944. Having had a Dad who served in World War II, and having myself served in combat with two American Infantry Divisions whose history was established on that famed day, 1st Infantry (Big Red One, Omaha Beach) and 4th Infantry (Ivy Division…

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15 Responses to Remembering the 69th Anniversary of The Battle of Normandy, June 6, 1944

  1. upaces88 says:

    GREAT PHOTOGRAPH!!! HISTORIC!
    They were all babies then. My daddy was 21 yrs old and compared to today’s 21 yr old, thee IS NO comparison. It seems there is an apparent lack of maturity in most 21 yrs old men now.

  2. upaces88 says:

    George C. Scott did an amazing job:
    Speech Talking to the troops:

  3. upaces88 says:

    My daddy had duty in Oklahoma Guarding German Prisoners they brought back here.
    This is another video of that day:

    • Yes he was there June 6th 1944 onwards. Thanks for linking the post. He knows nothing about being in the newspapers yet … or me writing about it … or you re-posting it.

    • upaces88 says:

      Hmmm, lemme think…I was born in 1945…I am thinking it was 1944(?).
      PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS

      During World War II federal officials located enemy prisoner of war (POW) camps in Oklahoma. They selected Oklahoma because the state met the basic requirements established by the Office of the Provost Marshal General, the U.S. Army agency responsible for the POW program. Guidelines mandated placing the compounds away from urban, industrial areas for security purposes, in regions with mild climate to minimize construction costs, and at sites where POWs could alleviate an anticipated farm labor shortage. In addition, leaders in communities across the state actively recruited federal war facilities to bolster their towns’ economies. Members of chambers of commerce and local politicians lobbied representatives and senators to obtain appropriations for federal projects. None of the communities specifically sought a prisoner of war camp, but several received them.PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS

      Read More:
      http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/p/po029.html

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