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As We Honor the Heroes of D-Day, Watch Ronald Reagan’s Iconic 1984 Speech at Point-du-Hoc

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By Gary P Jackson

June 6, 1944,

Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. It was the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted. Many brave men died on this day, but those who lived went on to liberate Europe from the evils of Nazism.

Many great movies have been made, memorializing these heroes, with The Longest Day being my personal favorite. Not many movies have John Wayne and Sir Richard Burton as bit players! Like the invasion itself, the movie was a major undertaking with a huge cast of players. Shot in black and white, it’s one of those, if you haven’t seen, you simply must.

One of the groups portrayed in the movie is the “Boys of Point-du-Hoc,” United States Army Rangers. These brave men scaled a sheer cliff, that was occupied, at the top, by Germans. It was an amazing act of bravery and determination, as they fought for every inch they moved up those cliffs.

In 1984, on the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, President Ronald Reagan was on the beaches of Normandy and gave a beautiful tribute to the “Boys of Point-du-Hoc.” 31 years later, this speech, reportedly crafted with Peggy Noonan, will still give you chills.

As we honor the heroes of D-Day, and honor men who literally freed the world from tyranny and oppression, lets listen to President Ronald Reagan honor them, as only he could:

President Reagan’s continued push for peace in the world, as he speaks to Soviet aggression, is a very noteworthy part of this speech as well. Ronald Reagan was an amazing champion of Liberty and Freedom. A true hero. Lord we miss him so.

* Video courtesy The Reagan Foundation at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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Compare and Contrast: President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s First Tweets on Wednesday

By Gary P Jackson

Here’s how the two men looking to sit in the Oval Office after January 20, 2013 started their day off on Twitter. Courtesy of The Michael Berry Show. Note that Romney also got an earlier start.

It’s always all about Obama, with Obama. There’s a term for that.

It should also be noted, that once again, the Obama regime failed to do anything to remember the brave men who stormed the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944.

H/T: LadyBug

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Remembering D-Day:Ronald Reagan: These Are the Boys of Pointe du Hoc

These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war. Gentlemen, I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender’s poem. You are men who in your “lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed with your honor.” ~President Reagan on June 6, 1984, at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

By Gary P Jackson

June 6, 1944, the allied armies launched the greatest amphibious assault in the history of mankind. This was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

The bravery of the men who stormed those beeches and climbed those cliffs can never be overstated. Those men were all heroes.

For more images of Pointe du Hoc as well as video, click here.

In 1984, to honor the 40th anniversary of the invasion, President Ronald Reagan traveled to Normandy and gave what is still one of the most moving tributes we’ve seen.

As we remember those brave men who stormed those beeches, running headlong into machine gun fire and grenades, I long for the day when America had such an elegant President and strong Commander-in-Chief.

If you’re looking for a movie to remember our heroes with today, I suggest skipping Saving Private Ryan and going straight to The Longest Day, a true classic and one of the best war films ever made.

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Ronald Reagan: These Are The Boys Of Point-du-Hoc

By Gary P Jackson

President Ronald Reagan’s Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day, at Point-du-Hoc – June 6, 1984. A great man honoring other great men.

Let us never forget the heroes who freed an entire continent from tyranny.

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