President Reagan’s Speech @ Normandy

Today is D-Day, the day many Americans, Britons (?), Canadians, and members of the French Resistance risked life and limb to keep Europe free from the grasp of Nazi Germany. Their sacrifice is one we should always remember. WWII took many lives, yet we are free today because so many went readily into battle to preserve our freedom.
I was listening today to a David Bose Show podcast. Mr. Boze was talking about President Obama’s “reset tour” as he calls it – the tour President Obama is taking to middle eastern nations where he feels the need to apologize for America being America. It seems he hopes he can press the reset button and put our relationships back to right just by saying we were wrong. President Obama does not seem to understand a fundamental difference in what we are doing in Iraq & Afghanistan versus what the terrorists did to us on 9/11, or what dictators like Sadaam Hussein do in their countries on a regular basis. President Reagan stated this difference very clearly when asking why the soldiers did what they did on D-Day 40+ years ago –
” It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.
You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.”

Today, however, our soldiers cannot be sure that their country is behind them. Maybe we should change that. Maybe we should remember the tyranny that caused us to invade on D-Day. Maybe we should remember the relentlessness of the enemy that caused us to continue to fight, even after victory had been secured in Europe.
Our soldiers, and those of our allies, fought valiantly. I pray we will always remember them & the sacrifices they made so we may be free. I pray we do not give up our freedoms readily, but continue to fight for our rights as Americans.
If you want to listen to the speech, here’s the link – If you want to read the speech, click on the title of this post. 🙂
Thank a vet today.

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I am a wife, a mom, a homeschooler, a Christian, a scrapbooker, a cook, a baker, a reader, and a thinker. I am many other things, too, that are not so easily defined. Right now, God has been calling me to be faithful in what He has given me to do – to be the best wife, mom, homeschooler, friend, etc. that I can be. In essence, He has told me to “bloom where I’m planted”.
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