"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Retired Geek - Veterans Day - Never Forget Normandy

Maybe it was like this at Normandy.

The water was sloshing against their landing craft as it roared towards the beach.

The American Soldiers looked at each other nervously as they heard the bombs and murderous machine gun fire and the dying screams of their fellow Soldiers.

The enemy waiting for them had conquered some of the best Armies in the world.

The enemy was heavily armed and entrenched.

The American Warriors knew they would be exposed on a naked beach.

These American Warriors were determined to defeat the enemy, an enemy led by a madman who wanted to destroy the World.

Those American Warriors thought silently of their families who were depending on them that day.

Those American Warriors clenched their teeth in 'Steely Resolve' and stormed the beach with a roar.

They saw their fellow soldiers falling all around them and their resolve grew even stronger.

Those American Warriors knew that no other soldiers on the planet had as much to lose as they did.

Those American Warriors made history on that beach and left a legacy for all Americans to honor.

Those American Warriors and their fallen brothers walked the hero's path that day.

Those American Warriors walked into the heart of darkness for Duty, Honor and Country.

Those American Warriors must NEVER be forgotten and we must Honor them by standing tall during the coming elections.

Fear has a place in War but Duty is stronger.

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