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Great Generations - D-Day plus 77
American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2021 | William Campenni

Posted on 06/06/2021 5:55:29 AM PDT by oldbill

Most Americans today if under age 50 probably aren’t even aware of what happened that day, thanks to the progressive failures and equal ignorance of today’s educators, historians, politicians, and journalists. But as day dawned on June 6, 1944, the eyes and ears, hearts and hopes of the world were on these brave young men . . .

Is there a next Great Generation? The augurs are not good.

We have a woke generation who manifestly hates America. We have organizations (BLM, Antifa) whose purpose is to destroy America. We have media that preaches only the much-exaggerated sins of America. We tolerate policies and lawlessness designed to “fundamentally change” the culture and majesty that is America. We have educators who vilify the founders and history of America. We have political leaders who want mimic the governments and practices of the enemies of America.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 19440606; dday; history; june06; military; operationoverlord; patriotism; thebigredone; thelongestday; worldwareleven; ww2; wwii
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They were the Greatest Generation. Do we think the woke generation can replace them?
1 posted on 06/06/2021 5:55:29 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

That generation can never be replaced...

I salute my father and ALL who landed on the beaches June 6th, 1944...


2 posted on 06/06/2021 6:02:36 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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Maybe David Irving was right after all:

"If the British (and American) soldiers who went up the beaches of Normandy could see what would become of their people and country, they would not have advanced another 40 yards up the beach."

3 posted on 06/06/2021 6:06:39 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Rigged Elections have Consequences)
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To: JBW1949

Amen.
God Bless America.


4 posted on 06/06/2021 6:07:08 AM PDT by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/zNLpfEDliV0)
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To: JBW1949

I salute my dad’s oldest brother, pilot of a transport plane - shot down over Europe.

Killed, 23 years of age, pregnant wife at home.

The wife lost her baby and never recovered. Neither did my grandmother - I believe she died of grief.

I was born decades later - this was almost never spoken of by our family, unfortunately, too painful I believe. My cousin had to research what happened.


5 posted on 06/06/2021 6:09:17 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Rigged Elections have Consequences)
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Your uncle was a true American hero...The grief his passing caused is terrible...

Hopefully, because of the research your cousin did, he will be remembered, respected and honored...


6 posted on 06/06/2021 6:16:51 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: All

I sincerely believe the whole of America is NOT like the “woke” population...They are receiving all the attention because of the media’s bias...


7 posted on 06/06/2021 6:21:44 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: oldbill

I am 64, at garage sales in the 1960s there were Army patches everywhere, we all had some; 1964 was only 20 years later, those guys were all 38-40 then. What great men we grew up with.


8 posted on 06/06/2021 6:22:39 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: JBW1949

Sad thing is: He replaced another pilot on that flight who’d gotten sick - that pilot survived the war.

We managed to locate his Purple Heart - which we didn’t know he’d even received. His widow had it - and, thankfully, passed it on to my family a few years ago before she died.

My cousin has it now - he has no heirs so I’m hoping he gives it to me or my brother so we can pass it down to our children.

I think my grandmother would have thrown it over the White House fence.


9 posted on 06/06/2021 6:24:47 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Rigged Elections have Consequences)
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I’m sure he would’ve appreciated his sacrifice to his country could’ve been honored by his family...


10 posted on 06/06/2021 6:28:52 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: oldbill
“The ‘augurs’ are not good.”


An augur was a priest and official in the classical Roman world. His main role was the practice of augury: Interpreting the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds – whether they were flying in groups or alone, what noises they made as they flew, direction of flight, and what kind of birds they were. This was known as “taking the auspices”.

The augural ceremony and function of the augur was central to any major undertaking in Roman society – public or private – including matters of war, commerce, and religion. Augurs sought the divine will regarding any proposed course of action which might affect Rome's pax, fortuna, and salus (peace, good fortune, and well-being)

Why would anyone use that word? To confuse?

11 posted on 06/06/2021 6:32:46 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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under age 50 probably aren’t even aware of what happened that day

No thanks to today's TV. I have Spectrum's Silver plan which must include 30-40 movie channels. I also pay for an additional 20 movie channels.
I can't find a single movie with any military theme, let alone just D-Day, throughout the day and night.
Even better - the History Channel is playing The Food That Built America series all day.
What an effin' disgrace.
12 posted on 06/06/2021 6:37:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Why would anyone use that word? To confuse?”

No, to educate.
Looks like it worked for you.


13 posted on 06/06/2021 6:40:40 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Bon of Babble

Dad was a Hump pilot in the China-Burma-India Campaign.
His younger brother was a navigator on a bomber flying out of the UK...


14 posted on 06/06/2021 6:57:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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Today is also the anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood, arguably the turning point of WWI in which the US Marines halted and turned back the Germans’ spring 1918 offensive.


15 posted on 06/06/2021 6:59:34 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A late friend was also a CBI veteran. I remember the only story he told of his time overseas was from when they were being embarked to go home at Calcutta after the war...the troopship was anchored in the Ganges, and even then the river was so utterly polluted that the ship and its complement were on emergency water rationing from the moment they boarded until they were out in the open ocean. The river’s water would have fouled the ship’s desalinators and freshwater system immediately, so the only water taken aboard the whole time was for the engines’ cooling system.


16 posted on 06/06/2021 7:09:19 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy...and call it progress" )
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I salute my father and ALL who landed on the beaches June 6th, 1944

Amen. I lost my 95 year old WWII vet father in March. He reached Europe long after Normandy, he arrived 2 weeks after the Bulge. He had his own stories, but nothing like the first wave.

He had a friend who was in the 101 Airborne that flew behind the lines at Normanday in a glider, parachuted into Holland and was trucked into the Bulge. The home I live in was purchased from his widow after he died. He was truly a great man and soldier. I became close to he and his wife when I was in college. They were finishing advanced degrees at the university when I was there. They spent much of their life in Alaska, retired back in our hometown in Texas. They were wonderful people.

17 posted on 06/06/2021 7:14:33 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: oldbill
Yes, I searched for it's meaning. I admit I comment that without reading the whole article.

The paragraph that was excerpted was not the beginning. After reading the article, I was deeply touched and moved. I read it to my wife. It was hard for me to read it, emotion was too strong.

These were truly great men.

Replace? Not sure.

What is needed today is much closer to home than Europe.

Those defenders still exist. But bought vermin POLs run the military.

This battle will be fought at home. If the country survives, is still in question. I don't feel that Texas is as susceptible to this terminal illness as some other places are. I'm 73, the young may not be the ones who are in the battle with this evil today.

18 posted on 06/06/2021 7:24:21 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: oldbill

Well, breeanne williams over at msnbc thinks pantyfa is just as heroic as the folks on the beaches that day. In case you missed that one:

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3965332/posts


19 posted on 06/06/2021 7:24:44 AM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this?)
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Watching now. Fascinating to have Eisenhower’s
Insight


20 posted on 06/06/2021 8:14:54 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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