THE BOYS OF POINTE DU HOC
Today is June 6th.
On a quiet Sunday morning four years ago, my son and I walked the beaches of Normandy. We stood at the bottom and looked up at those cliffs and thought, no way. There was not another soul around, just Jay and I. The waters were so calm, no noise. It was like nothing ever happened there. How could it be? I felt like somebody should be screaming out, telling us, telling the world, asking us, “Do you know what once happened here?”
Personally, I think June 6, 1944 was a day in which the “good people” of the world literally saved our world.
These are the men who took the cliffs.
These are the champions who helped
free a continent. These are the heroes
who helped end a war.”
Ronald Reagan: Speech at Pointe Du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 6, 1984
To forget your history whether it be personal or ones country is dangerous for a society and its people.
June 6, 2012