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  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/21/2019 7:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/18/2019 | Steve Holland
    Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the United States. “I...
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/18/2019 11:20:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18 2019 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the...
  • 'It’s the best country in the world': D-Day veteran reflects on July 4

    07/04/2019 5:38:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 07/03/2019 | Lauren Zakalik
    There are heroes among us — American heroes who’ve fought to keep the freedom we cherish so dearly. Heroes like George Spears. And in his 97 years (almost 98), Spears has seen more and done more for this country than most of us could imagine. “I landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, within the first hour,” Spears said. The Fort Worth native was just 22 years old, a U.S. Army staff sergeant serving in Europe, when he found out he’d be a part of the forces that would land on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, better...
  • Lavrov: D-Day memorials are part of a false history of WWII meant to airbrush out the Soviet Union

    06/12/2019 9:34:00 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 117 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 5, 2019 | Bill Bostock
    Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov chastised Western powers in an article published in Russia's International Affairs magazine on Tuesday, ahead of events in Europe to mark the D-Day landings on the Nazi-occupied Normandy coast. "False interpretations of history are being introduced into the Western education system with mystifications and pseudo-historical theories designed to belittle the feat of our ancestors," Lavrov wrote. "Young people are being told that the main credit in victory over Nazism and liberation of Europe goes not to the Soviet troops, but to the West due to the landing in Normandy, which took place less than a...
  • Pelosi on Trump attacks: 'I'm done with him'

    06/11/2019 10:28:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/19 | Naomi Jagoda
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she doesn't want to spend much time discussing criticisms President Trump made about her while he was overseas last week, saying that doing so would give Trump a win."I'm done with him," she said at an event on fiscal policy hosted by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. "I don't even want to talk about it." The Speaker added, "My stock goes up every time he attacks me." During a Fox News interview last week while in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Trump called Pelosi a “nasty, vindictive, horrible...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train 6/10/19 to 6/21/19

    06/10/2019 2:01:01 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 1,894 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | JUNE 10, 2019 | DollyCali
    THE WEEK(s) THAT WERE THE GOOD, THE BAD THE UGLY GOOD ~Japan – awesome visit VERY GOOD ~ Europe – awesome visit BAD ~ crappy media coverage of both trips UGLY ~mysterious deaths continue Welcome all you Deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome to become posters! Deplorably wonderful this week First couple visit Arlington for Pre-memorial Day visit...
  • Remembering D-Day (Saturbray)

    06/08/2019 8:30:28 AM PDT · by bray · 15 replies
    And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6 D-Day is so hard on the Democrats in America and a truly wonderful day for the rest of the country. They have to pretend they like the military even though they hate them for the crime of defending America, but they cannot attack the obvious heroes of the world. So like always they attack Trump with some other petty attack to alleviate the pain of supporting America. To...
  • Moscow Belittles D-Day Significance [semi-satire]

    06/07/2019 8:38:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 June 2019 | John Semmens
    Miffed by the attention being paid to the heroes of the 1944 Allied sea-borne assault on Nazi-held France, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the D-Day event "relatively insignificant in the broader context of World War II and its aftermath." "The puny efforts of the West pale in comparison with the absolutely essential role played by Russia in the conflict," Zakharova asserted. "First, let's not forget that there wouldn't have been a World War II if Russia had not joined with Germany to get the ball rolling. Their non-aggression pact was key to enabling Hitler to initiate hostilities." "Second,...
  • As Living Memory Fades, Our Words Keep D-Day’s Sacrifice Alive

    06/07/2019 11:52:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2019 | Sean Spicer
    Seventy-five years have passed, but the heroism of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy still resonates as strongly as it did that June Tuesday in 1944 when America awoke to the news.This will almost certainly be the last time our country will be able to commemorate such a milestone anniversary while the heroes who participated in the D-Day invasion are still here with us on Earth. Even the very youngest World War II veterans are now well into their 90s.The country and the world are blessed that more than 180 D-Day veterans were able to join President Trump...
  • Trump's signature at top of D-Day proclamation raises eyebrows

    06/07/2019 11:19:36 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 51 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/7/2019 | JESSICA CAMPISI
    Several world leaders commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday by signing a symbolic proclamation, but President Trump’s signature looked slightly different than those of other officials.While every other political leader, including French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, signed their names at the bottom of the document, Trump chose to ink his signature in the top corner.The move raised some eyebrows on social media. Guess which world leader signed his name at the top, when everyone else signed at the bottom?! pic.twitter.com/XPM2lfQfEn — Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 6, 2019 Representatives from 16 nations signed a D-Day proclamation today. 15 signed at...
  • D-Day: An American Legacy

    06/07/2019 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Today we honor the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day. We remember those service members who fought in the darkest hour for freedom, and we honor their legacy by continuing to carry the torch of liberty. Listen as retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink tells us about the legacy of D-Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUdpUpfU69c
  • "The Longest Day"-D-Day +75 years Anyone watching it?

    06/06/2019 6:39:15 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 87 replies
    6/6/19 | Hoagy62
    So, is anyone watching/renting it on this 75th anniversary of the greatest invasion in world history? My family and I are watching it.
  • Whoopi Ties D-Day to Illegal Immigrants: 'We fought For Right to Help People From Other Countries!'

    06/06/2019 4:54:00 PM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/06/2019 | Kristine Marsh
    Sometimes you really have to wonder if the hosts of The View actually listen to anything coming out of their mouths. On Thursday’s show alone, the hosts politicized D-Day numerous times, connecting it to gay pride month in one segment, and in another segment, tying it to the southern border crisis. In that latter segment, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin raged at the “illegal” and “despicable” funding cuts to recreational programs for illegal alien minors at the border, while Whoopi Goldberg claimed our soldiers died fighting in Normandy so we could take care of illegal alien kids.
  • The 75th D-Day Commemoration: Lessons learned

    06/06/2019 4:38:27 PM PDT · by JZad
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 6, 2019 | Allan C. Brownfeld
    It is only a matter of time before the long-running campaign of illegal spying on Americans and the criminal use of NSA surveillance programs is revealed. And laid at the feet of the Obama White House and Barack Obama himself.
  • For D-Day, Trump recalls the heroism of ... Donald Trump(Barf alert)

    06/06/2019 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 5th 2019 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders have assembled on the English Channel this week, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, for two days of ceremonies recalling the unrivaled bravery and sacrifice of Donald Trump. President Trump, staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in London, was up early Wednesday morning and already thinking deep and profound thoughts on the theme of the day: himself. “Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your great president’ look really bad,” he tweeted. It was 1:30 a.m. D-Day...
  • WATCH: 75-Year-Old Vet Tells Trump How MANY Support Him in Pennsylvania

    06/06/2019 4:15:59 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 11 replies
    News Thud ^ | 06-06-19 | Paul Goldberg
    A 75-year-old vet had a special message for President Trump during Thursday’s D-day ceremony in France. President Trump’s eloquent and powerful speech drew praise from two unlikely critics; CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Fox News reported that President Trump’s speech on Thursday honoring the brave Allied fighters who “stood in the fires of hell” on the 75th anniversary of D-Day drew unexpected acclaim from two of his biggest mainstream media critics: CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “This is perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today. We were all wondering if he would veer...
  • Incredible D-Day heroics of Star Trek actor 'Scotty' revealed: How Lt. James Doohan led (trunc)

    06/06/2019 2:34:36 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/6/2019 | MILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Before James Doohan became famous playing 'Scotty' in the original Star Trek, he was a Canadian lieutenant in World War II who heroically took out German snipers during the D-Day invasion. Doohan, who died back in 2005, had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army when he was just 19 years old. He had progressed to the rank of lieutenant with the 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division by the time Allied troops invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944. Doohan and his division were tasked with taking Juno Beach on D-Day as other Allied forces, including U.S....
  • Media Coverage of a President at D-Day Commemerations: 50th(1994) vs 75th(today)

    The difference is truly appalling in how the media covered Clinton's vs Trump's visits to Normandy on 6/6/1994 vs 6/6/2019 Late evening 6/6/94 on the Limbaugh TV Show, Rush ran a network news clip from that day showing Clinton slowly walking alone on Omaha Beach, apparently deep in thought. Suddenly he spotted a number of rocks sitting close together on the sand, and apparently on the spur of the moment, reached down to rearrange the rocks into a Christian cross. But Rush said, Whoa!! He backed up the clip, then showed later segments, focusing on views of the sandy beach,...
  • [Utah Beach 75 years ago]General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” [tr]

    06/06/2019 4:10:50 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    War History Online ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Jeff Edwards
    Full Title:General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” Roosevelt Jr. Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor On Utah Beach A son will often attempt to live up to the legacy of their father, and when your father happens to be former President, Rough Rider, and man extraordinaire Teddy Roosevelt, that can be quite a tall order. Named after his father, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. fought in both World Wars and demonstrated the type of bravery that must clearly run in the Roosevelt blood. He made multiple petitions to be on the first wave of the D-Day invasion and when...
  • June 6th 1944

    06/06/2019 5:36:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6 June 2019 | Mark Steyn
    In Dennis Sullivan's photograph above, a landing craft from HMCS Prince Henry carries Canadian troops toward Juno Beach in the early hours of D-Day. Many years ago, I spoke to someone who'd been aboard the Prince Henry's sister ship, HMCS Prince David, who talked about the subtly different dynamic among the guys on those landing craft. The Royal Canadian Navy men at the front are concerned to make their rendezvous on time: They're in the middle of the mission, and they want to complete it. The infantrymen behind them are waiting for theirs to start. As the Prince Henry recedes...