Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Found At The Cook Shack!

Cookie, at the Cook Shack -- Gab & Grub posted "Middle Wife" and I had to steal it for you!
Well Sir...I gotta really thank Sue Gertson frum Texas fer sending the old Cookie this gem.....

Subject: This is funny - the Middle Wife

'Middle Wife' by An Anonymous 2nd Grade Teacher...!! (If this isn't the real thing, then someone really has one heck of an imagination!!)

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame.

Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.'

'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh,Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!'

Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning. 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.'

Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall. 'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!

'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe,breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside there.'

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'MiddleWife' comes along.

Pay Cookie a visit, why don'cha?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Autumn Leaves

As the YouTube entry says, "Beautiful photo slideshow of fall colors with the voice of Frank Sinatra and piano artistry of Richard Clayderman." This always brings to mind lost loves. In my own case my lost Sweet Patootie.

This evokes the same things I suppose.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

A Political Quiz!

Saw this at Patrick's blog, "Born Again Redneck Yogi" and had to take a gander. Amazing! I match Patrick! Yeesh! LOL

Your Political Profile:

Overall: 90% Conservative, 10% Liberal

Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Of course after I did that one, I just had to find another! And here it is!

You Are 88% Capitalist, 12% Socialist

You Are 88% Capitalist, 12% Socialist
You're a capitalist pig - and proud of it.
You believe that business makes the world great...
And you'd never be ashamed of being rich!

And then there's this one, which proves I'm a Manly Man! LOL

You Are 36% Phobic

You Are 36% Phobic
Scared? You? Not really. Everyone has a few normal phobias, and you're no exception.
It's okay to be afraid of a few things. You wouldn't be human if you weren't.

And from Always On Watch, this one:

Your Brain's Pattern

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's NOT A Democracy!

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

~ John Adams

From Wikipedia:
A constitutional republic is a state [or nation] where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens. In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is tempered by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power. The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government's power, makes the state constitutional. That the head(s) of state and other officials are chosen by election, rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review makes a state republican.

Unlike a pure democracy, in a constitutional republic, citizens are not governed by the majority of the people but by the rule of law. Constitutional Republics are a deliberate attempt to diminish the threat of mobocracy thereby protecting dissenting individuals and minority groups from the tyranny of the majority by placing checks on the power of the majority of the population. The power of the majority of the people is checked by limiting that power to electing representatives who govern within limits of overarching constitutional law rather than the popular vote having legislative power itself. John Adams defined a constitutional republic thus "No good government but what is republican ... the very definition of a republic is 'an empire of laws, and not of men.'" Also, the power of government officials is checked by allowing no single individual to hold executive, legislative and judicial powers. Instead these powers are separated into distinct branches that serve as a check and balance on each other. A constitutional republic is designed so that "no person or group [can] rise to absolute power."

America is not, and has never been, a Democracy. We are a Consitutional Republic, with laws regarding the limitations of governmental power, and the duties of the several branches of governeent. Our Constitution, in fact, does not limit the Rights or Power of the people, but does limit the Rights and Power of the Federal government. I know that it's easier to say, "Democracy' than it is to say, "Constitutional Republic", but that is what we are. And all the prattling of the Politicians does not change that one whit. The word democracy derives from the ancient Greek demokratia (δημοκρατία), formed from the roots demos (δημος), "people, "the mob, the many" and kratos (κρατος) "rule". Mob rule. I know some will say that Town Halls and Congresses are all evidence of Democracy in action. Well, they're wrong. As the saying goes, "In a Democracy three wolves vote to eat the one sheep. The sheep loses." Democracy is majority rule, in everything. The Town Hall can decide on a course of action which adversely affects Farmer Smith. In this country, under the principles of a Constitutional Republic, the decided action cannot take place unless it is within the Law. It matters not a whit what the majority decides. In a Democracy Farmer Smith gets screwed.

We are sliding into a Democracy, and we seem not to notice. We elect politicians to represent us who are more concerned with garnering more votes and retaining power than they are in doing what is in the best interest of all their constituants. When the polls seem to say that the 'people; want public money spent on a Trolley Museum, then the politician writes a bill for that prupose and if passed by the legislative body, then the money is taken from the Public Treasury to go to the Trolley Museum. In our real world, this is called Conspiracy to commit Fruad, Robbery, Assault, and so on. For the monies of the Public Treasury are not a 'Rainy Day' fund to be used for whatever the politicians wish. The moines in our Treasury are to be used for Constitutionally accepted purposes only. Anything else is theft.

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the Federal government, without asking, took our money and poured it into the ravaged city. A wonderful Humanitarian act, paid for by someone other than those tossing out the funds. A private company was Johnny-on-the-spot with relief supplies, volunteers flooded into the area to help, and American citizens, not to mention generous foreigners, sent money and goods to help. The Federal government had no Constitutional right to send so much as a penny to rebuild New Orleans.

Yes, I know, Congress has passed laws for just such natural disasters. But that makes it neither right nor legal. Our money is not to be spent on such things as natural disasters, failing companies, medical payments, nor even "free" education, which these days is neither free nor education. Read your Constitution! See what the Legal Foundation of the Federal Government says the Feds can spend money on. You won't find Health Care mentioned, though sickness was a constant worry in the 13 American States, as it can be today. Private health organizations can do as well as any governmental health organization, and more efficiently, too. When Chrysler was failing and the governemnt extended a loan to keep it afloat, many jobs were saved, Chrysler remained a viable company - for a time - and Lee Iacocca became famous. But the Feds had no Constitutional Right to hand over the taxpayers' money to Chrysler, no matter the 'good intention' of keeping that failing comapny afloat. And when did 'public' education begin to truly fail and become a scheme to indoctrinate our children? When the government in Washington, D.C. took over. Children not learning? Send money! Teachers not happy? Send money! Our Constitution says nothing about filling the pockets of Eductional Bureaucrats with public money. But we allow our government to do so.

Every time a government official - elected, appointed, hired - opines on sending our money to some pet project, and we quietly acquiesce (heavens, it's a good deed!), we are letting the Feds take a little bit more of our power and our Rights, and handing us a piece of candy in return. That doesn't make sense.

It's our Constitution, not the Government's. We are not limited in our Rights, the government is. We should be calling the shots, but we have allowed the power to be eased out of our poor, beknighted hands, while the bureaucrats gather more power in their own hands.

Want Universal Health Care? Try it in Canada or Great Britain. You won't vote for it here! Wnat to 'share the wealth' of the rich? Go experience the vibrant economies of Cuba and Venezuela. You may decide it doesn't work. Want to get guns off the streets by making gun ownership illegal? Go ask the victims of Nazism or Communism who saw all their means of self-defense eliminated before the Terror truly began.

Democracy? No! Hell No! We own the Constitution of the United States of America. If we hold to it, demand our politicians hold to it - no 'found rights, no penumbras, no nonsense - accept no do-gooder nonsense designed to make someone else feel good while making us pay for their largesse, we can remain a free and independent people.
The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.

~ John Adams

PS: The only candidate I have read of, or heard, who hews closely to Constitutional principles is Fred Thompson. Whatever faults he may have, being merely human, he acts on the Constitution, not on the whims of the Mob. Think about that.

On a similar note, Praesidium Respublicae posted "Republic or Democracy?" Thanks, AOW!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used.

As for me, my favorite configuration remains the circle of stars we consider the Betsy Ross flag.

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.


Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Today we celebrate that piece of cloth that has waved over many a foreign battlefield, and been draped over the remains of far too many brave Americans who gave their lives for their country.

A flag is nothing more than a symbol, a piece of cloth with colors and images, raised for the people to rally around. Our own flag has had many versions over the years, including one of yellow with the snake image made famous by Benjamin Franklin, and the motto "Don't Tread On Me" emblazoned across it. But we have settled into a love-hate affair with the Stars and Stripes. Some of this, perhaps, has to do with the ease we've discovered in using our flag's design for our own ends, or amusements.

More than any other flag in the world, Old Glory is recreated by so many for use in pictures, posters, clothing, and so on. Even broken into its component parts, ours is a flag instantly recognizable nearly everywhere.

Battered by political opportunists, attacked by political fools, our old, tattered flag has continued waving over the decades, available to patriot and scoundrel alike. We Americans actually love our flag. Not simply as a national symbol of a ruling family or elite, not as a religious symbol, but as a symbol of ourselves. Our respect for Old Glory, not to mention some of our lack of respect, stems from our personal pride in that banner. No matter which party sits in the White House, nor which party controls our houses of Congress, that flag is ours.

We don't like fellow Americans treating the flag with utter disrespect and are suspicious of those who do. Our national representatives spend too much time trying to think of ways to protect that flag - she needs no such protection; she flies in our hearts as well as above our buildings - and our enemies spend much of their limited resources trying to anger us with their contempt for Old Glory. But though we grit our teeth, we know in our hearts that the flag will still wave; we know that our enemies cannot kill the ideals of Freedom and Liberty by assaulting a piece of cloth.

Our national anthem was written during the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British during the War of 1812. The flag was still there! The British burned the White House during that War and perhaps expected us to be a demoralized people. But we raised the flag there and went on. The Stars and Stripes prevailed over the Stars and Bars during our Civil War, and surged up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. From the sunken tombs of our battleships at Pearl Harbor to the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center, we Americans have raised our flag to show our enemies that we are still here. We are not afraid of them, and soon enough this flag will wave over them.

That flag stands for Justice, too, you see. Not the Justice of those who see failure in everything this nation does, nor the kind of Justice that demands lock-step obedience to any political dogma, or religious sect. No matter what some may say, where Old Glory flies Justice lives, Freedom survives, Liberty is possible.

Happy Flag Day!

The Battle-Cry of Freedom

by George Root ~ 1861

Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys,
we'll rally once again,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom;
We will rally from the hillside,
we'll gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.

The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitor and up with the star;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.

We are springing to the call
of our brothers gone before,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom;
And we'll fill the vacant ranks
with a million freemen more,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.

We will welcome to our numbers
the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom;
And altho' they may be poor,
not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.

So we're springing to the call
from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom;
And we'll hurl the rebel crew
from the land we love the best,
Shouting the battle-cry of Freedom.


It's funny how a song will strike you. Some intrude and scurry away, scarcely bothering you and leaving little behind to show their passing. Others will run through your head and force you hum along, or try to catch the lyrics. Nowadays, with the Internet such a handy tool for finding all sorts of things, finding lyrics is a snap. And if you know the singer's name, or the title of the song, why you are practically there.

I watch some reruns before I head to bed, among them "Scrubs" which I find quite funny. The local station used to play a pair of episodes back-to-back. But recently they decided to split the episodes so that the second one airs at midnight. Lousy, stinkin' .... grrrr!

Anyway, one of the episodes had a guest star, namely Colin Hay, formerly of Men At Work, the Australian Rock Band of the early 80s. He plays a sort of intinerant Troubador, singing a song that intertwines with the show's stars and their troubles of the day. The song, which is played throughout the episode, in small vignettes, went right to my heart. Seriously! I heard it and began looking forward to the chorus, and then back to the verses, and so on. Naturally I went surfing. I found some good stuff!

The episode was a funny one, and Colin Hay's performance simply enhanced it perfectly. Below are two clips from YouTube - yeah YouTube is a Leftist company, but whattya gonna do? - the first a cleverly edited version of the performance in Scrubs. I know you'll recognize the face of Colin Hay, if you were following Rock in the 80s. The second clip is a live performance of the same song, "Overkill". The acoustic version sets a rather nice mood.

by Colin Hay (Men At Work)

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night from overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
It's just overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away

Your opinion?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

D-Day: 6 June 1944 - 63 Years Ago Today

Sixty-three years ago, today, the Allied forces of the Western World gathered together on the airfields and in the ports of Great Britain, to invade Europe as the first step in reclaiming Europe from the totalitarian forces of the Nazis. 156,00 Allied troops made the assault on the beaches of Normandy, France.

11,590 aircraft were available to support the landings. On D-Day, Allied aircraft flew 14,674 sorties, and 127 were lost. In the airborne landings on both flanks of the beaches, 2395 aircraft and 867 gliders of the RAF and USAAF were used on D-Day.

Operation Neptune, the Naval side of the D-Day operation, commanded by Admiral Sir Bertram H. Ramsay, involved huge naval forces, including 6939 vessels: 1213 naval combat ships, 4126 landing ships and landing craft, 736 ancillary craft and 864 merchant vessels. Some 195,700 personnel were assigned to Operation Neptune: 52,889 US, 112,824 British, and 4988 from other Allied countries.

(By the end of 11 June (D + 5), 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches.

As well as the troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day, and those in supporting roles at sea and in the air, millions more men and women in the Allied countries were involved in the preparations for D-Day. They played thousands of different roles, both in the armed forces and as civilians.)

Normandy Beach, a part of "Fortress Europe", became the first big Nazi domino to fall. It would spell the end of Nazi-ism in Europe, and free Allied forces to begin the final assault on Imperial Japan. And it came at a terrible price. Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. British casualties on D-Day have been estimated at approximately 2700. The Canadians lost 946 casualties. The US forces lost 6603 men.

British and Canadian forces landing on the morning
of D-Day, June 6th 1944. Juno Beach.

Casualties on the British beaches were roughly 1000 on Gold Beach and the same number on Sword Beach. The remainder of the British losses were amongst the airborne troops: some 600 were killed or wounded, and 600 more were missing; 100 glider pilots also became casualties. The losses of 3rd Canadian Division at Juno Beach have been given as 340 killed, 574 wounded and 47 taken prisoner.

The breakdown of US casualties was 1465 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2000 casualties at Omaha Beach.

The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men.

Naval losses for June 1944 included 24 warships and 35 merchantmen or auxiliaries sunk, and a further 120 vessels damaged.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. The Allies also captured 200,000 prisoners of war (not included in the 425,000 total, above). During the fighting around the Falaise Pocket (August 1944) alone, the Germans suffered losses of around 90,000, including prisoners.

Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles.

Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed, mainly as a result of Allied bombing. Thousands more fled their homes to escape the fighting.

Incidentally, the press did not paint all this carnage as a US plot to destroy the Constitution. They understood what was happening and why.

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From America's Story:

In the spring of 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander in Europe, had to make one of the most important decisions of World War II and time was quickly running out. Hundreds of thousands of Allied troops, sailors, and airmen awaited his orders to begin Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe. Eisenhower had already delayed Overlord for a month and postponed other military operations to allow the Allies enough time to build and gather together the landing craft they needed. He now set a date, June 5, 1944, and told his officers and men to be ready. Still, there was one factor beyond the Allies' control.

The Allied planners knew they could not control the weather for D-Day ("D-Day" was the first day of any military operation during the war. The expression "D-Day" has come to mean the greatest single Allied operation of World War II, the invasion of Normandy). Late on the evening of June 2, 1944, Eisenhower, his top generals, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met to review the weather forecast. The news was not good--D-Day, June 5, promised cloudy skies, rain, and heavy seas. Eisenhower decided to wait another day to see whether the forecast might improve. Less than 24 hours before the scheduled invasion Eisenhower gathered his advisers again. The forecast indicated that the rain would stop and there would be breaks in the clouds by mid-afternoon on June 5.

Dwight Eisenhower giving orders to American paratroopers in England. (June 6, 1944).

Eisenhower decided to change the date for D-Day to June 6. He knew that the tides would not favor an invasion again for nearly two weeks, long enough for the Germans to possibly learn of the Allies' plan. Eisenhower gave the order and set in motion the largest amphibious invasion in world history; an armada of over 4,000 warships, nearly 10,000 aircraft, and about 160,000 invasion troops. The hard fought invasion was a success--Eisenhower had won his gamble with the weather. Within 2 months, Allied forces broke out from their Normandy beachheads and began the long heroic struggle to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.

Eisenhower's D-Day message to the Allied Forces:
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.

The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Imagine what the MSM would make of such sentiments today. Take a moment, Friends, to remember the bravery of these men, as they waded ashore under the guns of the German defenders, flew above the beaches and towns of Normandy under the hail of anti-aircraft fire, sacrificed their very lives to begin the destruction of the Nazi terror. Imagine what our world would belike today had they acted as the modern Leftists believe they should act now, in the fight against Islamofascism.

Just imagine.

Thank you to all the veterans of D-Day, from all the Allied nations, and thanks to all the veterans of World War II. GOD bless each one of you!

American D-Day Graves

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Much of the first part of this post were borrowed from the D-Day Museum Online.

Primary Sources: D-Day - Photos & Maps: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library