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  • Maeystowm (IL) Oldest Resident Celebrates 75 years of Marriage.

    05/29/2021 2:16:20 AM PDT · by MCF · 4 replies
    Replublic-Times ^ | May 23, 2021 | Staff
    Maeystown’s oldest resident Harry Steingrubey, 95, and his wife Maxine celebrated 75 years of marriage May 14. The couple met June 15, 1944, under what Harry has described as fateful circumstances in a recent edition of the Maeystown Volksblatt. While stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., as a Army infantry sergeant, Harry and some fellow members of the 100th Division were given were given passes for “R&R” in nearby Fayetteville while the rest were sent to march in a commemorative parade in New York to 1/2 celebrate Infantry Day. It was the only time Harry had even been given such a...
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany [75th Anniversary VE Day]

    05/08/2020 3:50:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 8, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room12:38 P.M. EDTMS. MCENANY:  Good afternoon.  Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, a triumphant milestone in our nation’s history and indeed in world history.  Seventy-five years ago today, our brave American forces defeated fascism in Europe.  And through the selfless devotion of thousands of patriots, they saved the world.Over 180,000 Americans gave their lives in the European theater during World War Two.  And I want to take just a moment to honor their service and their sacrifice.  Thank you to all of our veterans.  You are truly, truly our heroes.Now, as I...
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

    05/08/2020 6:50:24 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | May 8, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle.  We pay tribute to those who served for their service and pause to remember those who gave their last full measure in defense of the flames of liberty.The campaign to end fascism in the European Theater is a somber reminder of the price of freedom.  More than 30 million lives were lost and tens of millions...
  • Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Meeting on the Elbe

    04/25/2020 12:41:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Apr 25, 2020 | President Trump, Vladimir Putin
    April 25, 2020, marks the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting between American and Soviet troops, who shook hands on the damaged bridge over the Elbe River.  This event heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime.The meeting on the Elbe represented a culmination of tremendous efforts by the many countries and peoples that joined forces under the framework of the United Nations Declaration of 1942.  This common struggle required enormous sacrifice by millions of soldiers, sailors, and citizens in multiple theaters of war.We also recognize the contributions from millions of men and women on the home front, who...
  • 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