Wednesday, June 06, 2007

D-Day, June 6, 1944

This day of days happened 63 years ago. I continue to marvel at the seemingly impossible conditions that our boys endured that day. When D-Day was over, about 1,500 American soldiers lay dead... that's in one day of fighting, ladies and gentlemen. To put that in perspective, it took six months of fighting on Guadalcanal for that same number of American Marines and Soldiers to be killed, and a couple years of fighting to lose the same number in Iraq. Even at Iwo Jima, the number of dead on the first day was about 550. To compare the loss of that many Americans in one day's fighting, you need to look back to the major battles of the Civil War.

God Bless the veterans of D-Day, whether they are in this world or the next, for the freedom they guaranteed for us - guaranteed with their blood and youth.

Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm extemeley elated to see someone write about our fallen soilders in such a respectful light. all I see, and others like, all day is the New York times ad S.F. Chronicle demeaning and patronizing our soldiers for there great sacrifice. I and others appreciate it!