Obama Forgot D-Day, Again

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UPDATE (6/7/2013): I’m recycling this post from 2012 because nothing’s changed. Once again, Obama failed to mark the 69th anniversary of D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation. Instead, he flew to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he held two fundraisers with fat-cat donors in Palo Alto and Portola Valley.
UPDATE (6.6.12): I’m recycling this post from 2010 because nothing’s changed. Today, once again, Obama failed to mark the 68th anniversary of D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation. Instead, he’s on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.
UPDATE (6.6.11): I’m recycling this post from last year because nothing’s changed. Once again, Obama had forgotten that today is the anniversary of D-Day!
~Eowyn

Landing at Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944


Yesterday was June 6.

Sixty-six years ago, June 6, 1944, was D-Day — the day of the beginning of the Normandy landings when US and Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to free Europe from the grip of Hitler and the Nazis.

The operation was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, with over 160,000 troops landing along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
The Allied casualties figures for D-Day have generally been estimated at 10,000, including 2,500 dead. Broken down by nationality, the usual D-Day casualty figures are approximately 2700 British, 946 Canadians, and 6603 Americans. However recent painstaking research by the US National D-Day Memorial Foundation has achieved a more accurate – and much higher – figure for the Allied personnel who were killed on D-Day. They have recorded the names of individual Allied personnel killed on 6 June 1944 in Operation Overlord, and so far they have verified 2499 American D-Day fatalities and 1915 from the other Allied nations, a total of 4414 dead (much higher than the traditional figure of 2500 dead). Further research may mean that these numbers will increase slightly in future. [Source]
The Normandy invasion began on June 4 and ended in mid-July, 1944, with a decisive Allied victory. It marked the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany and the European theater of WWII. Were it not for all those brave men, so many of whom sacrificed their very lives, we’d all be living under the yoke of the Third Reich.

But our so-called president could not be bothered to even mention, even less to honor, our fallen heroes. Instead, he was busy partying it up at the Annual Gala of the Ford’s Theater Society in Washington, D.C., his second party of the week:

As a veteran and a naturalized American, respectively, we are sad, we are angry, and we weep for the forgotten heroes and for America.
~Tom in NC and Eowyn

The Coxswain

There are forty of us waiting
In this little LCA
We sailors … and these soldiers
We’re taking in today
They came aboard our mother ship
Now several days ago
They’re growing very pale
As the strain begins to show
They’re only boys … the most of them
Eighteen to twenty three
For some of them … tomorrow
Is a day … they’ll never see
I can’t promise we’ll all make it lads
But I’ll do my best … you’ll see
I’ll remember you … you young soldiers
This day … in Normandy
God bless you lads … and keep you safe
We’ll meet again … one day
This is it then lads … keep your heads down
AWAY ALL BOATS … AWAY
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0 responses to “Obama Forgot D-Day, Again

  1. Oh the patriotic piece of —-! He was probably prioritizing on more important things like how much faster he can take total control,make all the big boys happy,or how to annouce the real plan take away our guns,orrr how to annilate Israel,orrr how to spend more money orrrr,maybe “Man Country” orrr where he’s gonna hide when the house comes tumblin down, this guy is not American,he is a muslim terrorist, they don’t remember things like Normandy.

     
  2. What a disgrace this so-called CIC is…I despise him more each and every day!

     
  3. Hey, don’t look at me, I didn’t vote for him.

     
    • “don’t LOOK at me” … damn typing (I’m brain-dead).
      Really, I didn’t. Blame the dudes who did.

       
  4. That Coxswain poem, (or song if that’s what it is) is PERFECT for my husband’s father, now deceased. He was one of the men who didn’t “land” on the beach, but was one of the men helping to send troops and equip. over on those landing craft. He could have said those very words. I didn’t know about the Fellowship of minds last year. Eowyn, thank you SO much for re-running the same article again! That poem… It makes ME cry and I hardly knew the man! (Much as that’s my loss, truly, nor did I know my husband’s mom neither.) If you wrote it, may I have your permission to put it into a scrapbook? If you didn’t write it, well, it’s going in anyway! 🙂 Scrapbooking is on hold for a while – my husband and I are about to become two of those “tent people” everyone doesn’t speak of – so I have time for your permission to be given! Oh to have those strong-as-nails folks back again, protecting our freedom from our “enemies within”!! Too few, too few still alive.
    [If they were, my dreadfully (and hopefully not DEADLY) ill husband wouldn’t have to survive the heat w/ no elec for his breathing machine, his breathing treatments, nor even a fan to so much as stir the air enough for him to breathe. And that the cold wouldn’t kill him via pneumonia! He had that TWICE this last winter and we had heat!! I know, I know, qiutcherbitchin’, I’m outta here now. LOL]
    But thanks again Eowyn, that poem was very touching.

     
    • Dear Christine,
      I didn’t write the Coxswain poem; neither do I know who the author was. A friend had sent it to me in an e-mail last year.
      I’m so sorry you are losing your brick-and-mortar home. My heart and prayers go out to you…..

       
    • lowtechgrannie

      Dear Christine,
      Watch the video on Eowyn’s post that was given to her by our brother Joseph in BC. Know that we in the Fellowship are praying for you and your husband. You are not alone.
      https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/are-you-one-of-the-seven-percent/

       
      • Thank you, Grannie.
        That video really stays with one. I’ve been thinking about its message. We know studies have shown the power of praying. We know that we ourselves do pray for others, and often without telling them. The logical conclusion then is that:
        1. Some other people must also have prayed for us; and
        2. Those prayers account for some of the good things that have happened to us.

         
  5. Christine, you are on my prayer list. May you receive a thousand times the blessings that you now feel you lack.
    As for D-Day, it’s just another day for too many. At least, here in Chicago, it’s just another day. More Blaggo trial, more politico talky-talk about making the City that Works work again, which won’t happen until we get our priorities right, including honoring those that sacrificed so much to make and keep us free. We must all live up to our duty ti keep our freedoms, protect our heritage and preserve our rights. They gave us those instructions, written in their blood.

     
  6. I also appreciated the poem. My father was at D-Day, but one of my brothers was a coxswain in the Pacific during World War II. He was involved in the initial landings at Tarawa, Okinawa, Kwajalein Atoll and in the beachhead recapture of Guam. Thanks

     
  7. Bozo Insane 0bama was just getting his stash of hemorrhoid ointments to deal with the lashes from the Scott Walker recall fiasco; he didn’t have time to remember D-Day.

     
  8. D-Day? He’s probably never heard of it. After all, where do you learn about D-Day when you grow up in Indonesia and finish up your education learning to be a Marxist revolutionary? D-Day doesn’t fit in with that “oppressive, evil empire” mantra. Americans actually died. Trying to save other countries. Lots of Americans. If you hate heroes, you look like a jerk…so…it’s best just to ignore them. Again.

     
  9. If only we could forget obama….uhhhhh!

     
  10. Like Obama forget Douglas McArthur’s Reckless Operation…and Hollandia landing April 22nd 1944. There’s no one cellebrate 70th anniversary of Allied Forces landed to free and secure the local native from Nippon facicm. After 70 years, there no single cross, an American prayer, or a soldier’s poem left at Hamadi Beach….Only the facism steps are being strong and stronger……..

     

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