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83-Steelers-43 06-06-2007 08:57 AM

June 6, 1944
 
In remembrance to the thousands who died during the D-Day invasion 63 year ago today.

Thank you.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documen.../capa3_gal.jpg

Omaha Beach, Normandy coast. First wave of American troops landing on D-Day.

SteelCityMan786 06-06-2007 10:34 AM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 83-Steelers-43 (Post 254054)
In remembrance to the thousands who died during the D-Day invasion 63 year ago today.

Thank you.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documen.../capa3_gal.jpg

Omaha Beach, Normandy coast. First wave of American troops landing on D-Day.

You can say that again.

ARKIESTEEL 06-06-2007 10:46 AM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
Good thread 83


and amen to the big thankyou that all them boys deserve

Livinginthe past 06-06-2007 11:09 AM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
Nice thread and 100% agreed.

Those that put their lives on the line should always be remembered.

tony hipchest 06-06-2007 11:09 AM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
wow, it totally slipped my mind that today was d-day. today after work i will have to watch atleast the 1st part of Saving Private Ryan so i can reflect and really feel it.

"Earn this" - Captain John H. Miller

may we all "earn" what they sacrificed for.

lamberts-lost-tooth 06-06-2007 11:19 AM

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OMAHA BEACH
by Peter Thomas Pvt. 1st Infantry Division
(author participated in the D-Day invasion)


When we went in the Beach had been taken
The living fought on -- the dead forsaken
We were dropped into water up to our shoulders
We waded in -- a group of green soldiers
Onto that thin strip of beach
So many had tried to reach
They were the ones who went in first
Among the machine gun fire and shell burst



They went to watery graves
Sinking under the waves
The water was red
Red from the dead
Red from the dying
In agony crying
Those who made the land
Were not able to stand
They fell on the sand


Writhing in pain
Screaming for help in vain
Every advantage was on the hill
They murdered our men at will
We kept coming in from the sea
Wave after wave as far as you could see



Sheer courage and determination won
Not believing they were done
Dictated the victory that day
Others in the future will say
When they stand on that mighty height and say "I dont get it"
And look down on that beach "I don't see how they did it"



They fought for every inch, fought for it all
Up the sides of that fortified wall
Over the tops of those cliffs so tall
from the air, sea and on the land
they bravely died upon that sand



Beneath stars of david and white crosses
We buried our losses
Still there for us to see
Those who died so we could be free .
We can never forget but humbly beseech
Dear God bless the men who died on Omaha Beach

Hammer67 06-06-2007 11:33 AM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
:bowdown:

:usa:

stlrtruck 06-06-2007 12:19 PM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
Awesome poem.

God bless those serving today.

God bless the souls of those who sacrificed their lives so that I may live freely.

Atlanta Dan 06-06-2007 04:15 PM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
God bless all who have served and families who have suffered a loss of those who have stood in harm's way for our benefit.

Godfather 06-06-2007 07:11 PM

Re: June 6, 1944
 
3 years ago one of the tour guides from the D-Day Museum visited my Kiwanis club and talked about D-Day. He was a landing craft pilot for the invasion. Great storyteller.

Unfortunately, given his age I can't be sure he's still alive, and given certain events in August 2005 I can't be sure he's still in New Orleans.


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