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D-day Photo Montage

Just a few quick photos of the preparations for, execution of, and aftermath of the D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord) June 6, 1944.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

D-day Photo Montage

Just a few quick photos of the preparations for, execution of, and aftermath of the D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord) June 6, 1944.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

Lost and Found – June 6th Edition

What to remember about June 6th…

  • 1639 General Court of Massachusetts grants 500 acres for the establishment of the first gunpowder mill in America
  • 1664 New Amsterdam transferred to British and is renamed New York City
  • 1755 Nathan Hale born ; hanged by British September 22, 1776; states “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” before
  • 1775  Marinus Willett and Sons of Liberty confront evacuating British soldiers in New York and seize five wagon loads of weapons
  • 1862  Battle of Memphis; Confederate fleet destroyed and Union takes effective control of Memphis and the Mississippi River
  • 1892  Benjamin Harrison becomes 1st sitting president to attend a professional baseball game and throw out the 1st pitch
  • 1918  US Marines begin Battle of Belleau Wood; for his heroic actions, Gunnery Sergeant Ernest A Janson earns 1st Medal of Honor awarded in WWI
  • 1921  William “Big Bill” Gatewood pitches the first no-hitter in the Negro National League beating the Cincinnati Cuban Stars
  • 1932  1st federal gasoline tax created by Revenue Act of 1932
  • 1933  1st drive-in theater opens; Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942  Japanese invade Kiska Island in the Aleutians (Alaska) taking U.S. Navy weather detachment prisoner
  • 1944  Operation Overlord (D-Day) begins; 6000 ships and landing craft carrying 176,000 troops, 822 aircraft carrying paratroopers, 13,000 other aircraft provide support and air cover; Baseball cancels all games to honor the troops
  • 1949  George Orwell’s classic dark futurist novel “1984″ is published
  • 1966  Republican civil rights activist James Meredith shot and wounded by a white supremacist during March Against Fear
  • 1977  SCOTUS rules in Coker v. Georgia that imposition of the death penalty for rape constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
  • 1982 Operation Peace For Galilee (First Lebanon War) begins with IDF invasion of southern Lebanon, attack is in response to over 200 PLO attacks in pervious year and assassination of Israeli diplomat
  • 1984  Tetris is released; one of the best-selling video games of all time

Lost and Found – June 6th Edition

What to remember about June 6th…

  • 1639 General Court of Massachusetts grants 500 acres for the establishment of the first gunpowder mill in America
  • 1664 New Amsterdam transferred to British and is renamed New York City
  • 1755 Nathan Hale born ; hanged by British September 22, 1776; states “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” before
  • 1775  Marinus Willett and Sons of Liberty confront evacuating British soldiers in New York and seize five wagon loads of weapons
  • 1862  Battle of Memphis; Confederate fleet destroyed and Union takes effective control of Memphis and the Mississippi River
  • 1892  Benjamin Harrison becomes 1st sitting president to attend a professional baseball game and throw out the 1st pitch
  • 1918  US Marines begin Battle of Belleau Wood; for his heroic actions, Gunnery Sergeant Ernest A Janson earns 1st Medal of Honor awarded in WWI
  • 1921  William “Big Bill” Gatewood pitches the first no-hitter in the Negro National League beating the Cincinnati Cuban Stars
  • 1932  1st federal gasoline tax created by Revenue Act of 1932
  • 1933  1st drive-in theater opens; Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942  Japanese invade Kiska Island in the Aleutians (Alaska) taking U.S. Navy weather detachment prisoner
  • 1944  Operation Overlord (D-Day) begins; 6000 ships and landing craft carrying 176,000 troops, 822 aircraft carrying paratroopers, 13,000 other aircraft provide support and air cover; Baseball cancels all games to honor the troops
  • 1949  George Orwell’s classic dark futurist novel “1984″ is published
  • 1966  Republican civil rights activist James Meredith shot and wounded by a white supremacist during March Against Fear
  • 1977  SCOTUS rules in Coker v. Georgia that imposition of the death penalty for rape constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
  • 1982 Operation Peace For Galilee (First Lebanon War) begins with IDF invasion of southern Lebanon, attack is in response to over 200 PLO attacks in pervious year and assassination of Israeli diplomat
  • 1984  Tetris is released; one of the best-selling video games of all time

D-Day – 67 years ago today

STAND… in the door!

The Clockwork Conservative

U.S. paratroopers fix static lines for thier before dawn jump over Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

AP File Photo

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Lost and Found – August 19th Edition

What to remember about August 19th…

  • 1812  USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” as British cannon-shot bounce off her hull
  • 1921  Screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry is born in El Paso, Texas; creator of Star Trek
  • 1934  Adolf Hitler becomes President of Germany
  • 1940  1st flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber
  • 1942  Allied forces raid seaport of Dieppe, France gaining intel that will aid the D-Day landings in Normandy
  • 1945  Following the Japanese surrender on August 14, Communist Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh seize city of Hanoi in Vietnam
  • 1946  42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Blythe III (Bill Clinton) is born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1960  Captured American U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers is convicted of espionage by the Soviets
  • 1964  The Beatles begin their first concert tour in America at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California
  • 1991  Crown Heights Riot: Mob of African-Americans murder a Jewish student in New York City after Gavin Cato dies in a car accident
  • 2004  Google, Inc. becomes a publicly traded company

USS Constitution – Old Ironsides

Obama Disrespects D-Day… Again

So, I missed it this year.  I must have been too busy actually remembering and honoring those who served during World War II and particularly.

On June 6th, 1944 Operation Overlord begins with 6000 ships and landing craft carrying 176,000 troops, 822 aircraft carrying paratroopers, 13,000 other aircraft to provide support and air cover.  These Allied troops landed at Normandy to liberate Europe from the grip of Hitler’s National Socialist nightmare and end its threat to freedom everywhere.  At least 2500 of these brave men died in the fighting this first day.

Every year since that momentous battle, American Presidents have gone to the D-Day Monument or made remarks to the nation regarding D-Day on June 6th.  They go to remember the struggle, to honor the dead, and to renew the promise that we should never allow evil to rise to such heights that sacrifices such as these need be made again.  This is a pilgrimage deemed right and honorable and necessary by every American President… until now.

The disdain shown by our current Commander-in-Chief for the military and our veterans has long been apparent.  We have seen it in his proposals to cut medical services to our veterans and make them pay out of their own pockets for treatment of their war wounds and service related injuries.  While returning veterans face unemployment 30% higher than the national average, President Obama plans to cut 500,000 military personnel and add them to the unemployment rolls (though they wont receive unemployment compensation).  The man cannot even be bothered to get correct the names of heroes who have been recognized with the nation’s highest award – the Medal of Honor.

I hope that for the sake of our veterans, and our country, that in 2013 an American President will return to the D-day Monument and honor those whose sacrifice ensured that he has a country to be president of.

(Thanks to my Mother for e-mailing me the story and the picture at the top of the post.)

D-day Photo Montage

Just a few quick photos of the preparations for, execution of, and aftermath of the D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord) June 6, 1944.  Thank you for your sacrifice.