June 6 D-day

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Most kids don't realize what went down on this date it 1944.
    Americans,Canadians and british troops set forth across the english channel to stop the germans .Thank god they did.They said that from the air,there was so many boats,it looked as though you could walk across.
    Freedom comes at a price.
  2. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    I am going to watch a specail about D-Day on the History Channel right now.
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Do IT...it was amazing
  4. Scanthis

    Scanthis New Member

    D-Day was a great sacrafice by so many great men. Over 4,000 Americans died on that day alone. I wonder if the American public would ever support such a day again. Hopefully they never will have to.
  5. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    I read today an artice in our local paper about interviews with local survivors from D-day. What those brave soldiers witnessed and survived to achieve a must win battle. It was all or nothing. What a time in our history.
    I pray we are never called upon to see a war like that again, but if we are, may we be as brave and determined as they were so that we may enjoy the freedoms many of us take forgranted today. They are called the greatest generation for a reason, there is much to learn from them still.
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    My uncle was only 19 when he parachuted into Normandy.

    He had stones at that age that I still haven't gathered at age 49.
  7. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    My Dad was there. He went ashore two days after the initial invasion. He said there was so many planes in the air the sky was dark. He also said there were so many troops in England that they joked that the island would sink.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    To be able to do that at 19 is unthinkable.
  11. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a 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 the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Those were some brave people back then. That was back when the politicians knew how to fight a war. ALL or nothing.
  13. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    He jumped at 19. He went in for training at 17, having lied about his age.

    At 17 I was trying to get girls to let me undo their bra.
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    AP Photo/Thibault Camus

    An American flag is placed in the sand of Omaha Beach, western France, Friday, June 6, 2014.