Today is the 64th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, or D-day.
It was the first time in 9 centuries that an invasion force had crossed the English Channel and landed on French soil. Many of you who saw the movie 'Saving Private Ryan' know just how savage and brutal the battle was. Allied troops were forced to rappel upwards along the beachfront while German gunners fired openly at them.
The transports that carried the men to the beach were known as "Murder Holes" because of the high rate of killings that occurred when the front door/ramp was deployed.
The one thing about that time is that notable is that no one denounced the president for the loss of "national treasure" at Normandy. Not one politician screamed "No blood for Truffels". No one used the battle to undermine our initiatives at defeating Hitler. There wasn't a "John Murtha" around to call our soldiers "cold-blooded killers".
Yes it was a different time, a time when commonsense and patriotism were the rule - not the exception.
As a sidenote, Google showed just where their loyalties lie today by using their website to shunt visitors over to a Diego Rivera collection. Besides the fact that Rivera - also known as "The Frog" because of his portly and grotesque appearance - was a drunk and a womanizer, he is Mexico's only 'famous' artist. So why would Google decide to promote this heathen over the memory of the thousands of US Troops that died in battle at Normandy?
Because it is easier to pander and appease the invaders that are conquering you now, than it is to remember the brave men who fought to keep this country free - and english speaking.
God Bless our Troops, and the memory of their service.