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  1. #1 The 75th Anniversary of D-Day 
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    The National WWII Museum pauses each June 6 to remember the boys of Pointe du Hoc, Easy Company, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 29th Infantry Division, and all those who landed on the beaches of Normandy, as well as the men and women of Higgins Industries in New Orleans and other WWII Home Front workers. They and so many others were all at the tip of freedom’s spear on June 6, 1944.

    I've always found the story of
    Higgins Industries in New Orleans to be
    amazing. They came up with the landing
    craft that people recognize today.

    D-Day will always live on as a truly
    awe inspiring turn of events that was
    the beginning of the end of the Nazi
    occupation of Europe.


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    Also on this day in 1942 the Japanese retreated from the Battle of Midway, losing 4 of the carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Soryu & Hiryu) that struck Pearl Harbor 6 months earlier. This marked the high water mark for the Japanese and began the long road leading to their defeat on 2 September 1945.
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    My dad landed at Normandy sometime after D-Day. I can't remember anymore if it was D-Day +3 (days?) (weeks?) or +5 of one or another.

    Unlike a lot of my friends' fathers, he talked about WWII; or at least it seemed like he did. His war stories consisted of having the best spaghetti dinner he'd ever had when he was in Sicily. Or, being able to speak the local lingo when they landed in Holland. Or, about the time they captured a German payroll. It wasn't until a lot of years later that I realized he really hadn't talked about the war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Also on this day in 1942 the Japanese retreated from the Battle of Midway, losing 4 of the carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Soryu & Hiryu) that struck Pearl Harbor 6 months earlier. This marked the high water mark for the Japanese and began the long road leading to their defeat on 2 September 1945.
    Thanks for that. I had heard a lot about that battle through family participation but never realized it was coincident on month and day with the invasion.
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    Something else that was made a footnote in the history of WW2 thanks to D-Day was the capture of Rome by the Allies on 4 June 1944.
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    The tide, the moon, the weather. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a good old fashioned Texas man. I wouldn’t want to have that weight on my shoulders.
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    One thing I noticed today and maybe I'm wrong.

    Google often changes its main search page to
    reflect important days.

    I saw nothing different this morning. Did I miss
    something or are they just commie libtard scum??

    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    One thing I noticed today and maybe I'm wrong.

    Google often changes its main search page to
    reflect important days.

    I saw nothing different this morning. Did I miss
    something or are they just commie libtard scum??

    No. they have a soccer theme up today. Nothing else.
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    And just to be clear, I meant D-Day. I saw
    nothing to commemorate it.

    I wonder why??? It was a kinda
    important day...
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