Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Miscellaneous > Locker Room


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Referees    Browns

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
83-Steelers-43
Living Legend
 
83-Steelers-43's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,993
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default June 6, 1944

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

Thank you.



Omaha Beach, Normandy coast. First wave of American troops landing on D-Day.
__________________
83-Steelers-43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
SteelCityMan786
SF's Youngest Legend
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hollidaysburg PA
Posts: 19,587
Gender: Male
Member Number: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: June 6, 1944

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

Thank you.



Omaha Beach, Normandy coast. First wave of American troops landing on D-Day.
You can say that again.
__________________

786 Ways To Score Touchdowns
SteelCityMan786 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
ARKIESTEEL
Assistant Coach
Supporter
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: FAYETTEVILLE AR
Posts: 1,175
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2268
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: June 6, 1944

Good thread 83


and amen to the big thankyou that all them boys deserve
__________________





BIG FAT ARKIESTEEL
ARKIESTEEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
Livinginthe past
Living Legend
 
Livinginthe past's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Crushing the AFCE...annually
Posts: 7,520
Member Number: 478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: June 6, 1944

Nice thread and 100% agreed.

Those that put their lives on the line should always be remembered.
__________________
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.
Livinginthe past is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #5
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 37,293
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,152
Thanked 4,844 Times in 2,098 Posts
Default 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.
__________________
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 11:19 AM   #6
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: June 6, 1944

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
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
Hammer67
Head Coach
Supporter
 
Hammer67's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Boston, MI (originally from Moon Township, PA)
Posts: 1,988
Gender: Male
Member Number: 651
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: June 6, 1944



__________________


"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill

Hammer67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 12:19 PM   #8
stlrtruck
THE PRINCESS' Daddy
Supporter
 
stlrtruck's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 8,783
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2398
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default 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.
__________________

60 Minutes, 53 Men, 6 Trophies,1 NATION. . .STEELERS NATION!!!
Sig courtesy of STEELAX04
stlrtruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 04:15 PM   #9
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,658
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 1,609
Thanked 5,110 Times in 2,390 Posts
Default 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.
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #10
Godfather
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,140
Member Number: 547
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 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.
Godfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts