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D-Day 75th Anniversary

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Post by Doka » 06-06-2019 01:33 PM

I am for ever greatful to the Men and Women who fought hard, and many giving their lives to keep us Free of
Being taken over by an oppressive power (Tyranny) and Dictatorship.

And yet many are convinced that this is the "Way" to the "New Utopia" Humans lacking soul, wisdom, history, thought, or the simple morality of knowing right from wrong, simply do not deserve a life at all, they have become the "Harbingers of Death and Destruction" , including their own. They do have every "Right" to destroy themselves. It is their "Karma" of being responsible for the great Harm , they cause others, that should concern them at this point, but they are much too Narcissistic, to be aware of anything but themselves, and not even doing a good job at that either! :evil:
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Re: D-Day 75th Anniversary

Post by Raggedyann » 06-06-2019 02:25 PM

Good grief!!!

I'd hate to live inside your head.

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Post by kbot » 06-07-2019 08:40 PM

I got to watch some of the remembrance events the past few days. It was nice to hear President Macron's speech. France was America's first ally and the bonds between our counry's continue's to be strong, despite such childish tantrums such as the Freedom Fries Fiasco.

My wife told me that at the American cemetery at Normandy that each grave has been adopted by a local French family and the grave tended by the family as an act of thanks for the lives lost in the preservation of French (and European) freedoms.

But, in our age of instant results and short attention span, many people don't know (or want to know) the sacrifices made decades ago. Was nice to see the veterans who were able to attend get some recognition.
What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

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Post by Doka » 06-08-2019 12:16 PM

The French Underground was a very helpful partnership with the American fighters, who together freed France from the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi Party, The French People love their Freedom as much as us Americans(Used to anyway). Hence, "The Yellow Shirts" that made Macron back off, his Socialist Agenda.

The French also helped a great deal in our War of Independence aganst England, so we could become America. And the French gave us "The Statue of Liberty" as a gift, celebrating, a New and Free Country!
(Not for the reason, that an engraved plaque, added many years later, by a little girl, who won a contest!)

Quote: "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

So, Kbot, you are right when you say "But, in our age of instant results and short attention span, many people don't know (or want to know) the sacrifices made decades ago. Many simply don't know what the word "Liberty" Means nor why so many have died to keep it.




liberty
[ lib-er-tee ]
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SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR liberty ON THESAURUS.COM
noun, plural lib·er·ties.
freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.
freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice.
freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint: The prisoner soon regained his liberty.
permission granted to a sailor, especially in the navy, to go ashore.
freedom or right to frequent or use a place: The visitors were given the liberty of the city.
unwarranted or impertinent freedom in action or speech, or a form or instance of it: to take liberties.
a female figure personifying freedom from despotism.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/liberty
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Post by kbot » 06-10-2019 07:59 PM

Around here, we have quite a few "remembrances" of France's involvement in our history. Houses mark where Lafayette stayed. There are signposts marking the route French General Rochambeau's march

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
The arrival of 55-year-old General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, with an army of 450 officers and 5,300 men in Narragansett Bay off Newport, Rhode Island, on July 11, 1780, marked the beginning of a most successful military cooperation that culminated 15 months later in the victory at Yorktown. France had aided the colonies since the summer of 1775, well before their final break with Great Britain on July 4, 1776, and had formalized the relationship in two treaties of February 1778.

The possibility of sending ground forces to fight on the American mainland had been discussed and rejected as impracticable even before these treaties were signed. Both sides were all too well aware of the historical and cultural obstacles that had grown up during decades of hostilities to assume French forces would be welcome in the United States. In 1778, France had hoped for a short war, but Sir Henry Clinton's successful foray into Georgia and South Carolina, and the failure of the combined operations at Newport and Savannah in 1778 and 1779, and an equally disastrous attempt at an invasion of England in the summer of the same year had dashed all hopes of a quick victory for the Franco-American alliance. The decision in January 1780 to dispatch ground forces formed the core of a new strategy for the war in America in which the alliance was about to prove its greatest value.

https://www.nps.gov/waro/learn/historyc ... -route.htm

There is also a nice video here and an app showing Lafayette's trail through the country:

https://www.thelafayettetrail.com/
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