I’m just going to round up a bunch of different things for you to read, because really, how do you sum up how momentous this day was?
Michelle recommends reading Ronald Reagan’s Pointe du Hoc speech, an excellent suggestion. She also brings us this sad but true video about what media coverage would be like if D-Day happened in 2007.
Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive gives us the prayer that FDR offered the nation, a prayer for courage, one filled with purpose and the absolute conviction that this was a mission that must be undertaken, not only for the good of America, but for the good of mankind.
The Purple Avenger at Ace of Spades points out Google’s inspirational honoring of D-Day. Oh, wait! They didn’t acknowledge it. Instead, they put this absurd picture up to honor… Diego Velasquez.
A diarist on DailyKos says some great things about D-Day and the magnitude of what our soldiers did that day. I know, I’m shocked too, but it’s a great read.
Newsbusters posts videos commemorating D-Day.
To all those whose fathers, husbands or brothers made the ultimate sacrifice storming the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, and to all those who selflessly risked their lives so that others might be free… you have my heartfelt gratitude.