D-Day is always very sobering to me. Yesterday I met a gentleman whose father is buried in France, a soldier who gave his life for the cause of a free world. This morning I went in search of a few numbers to share with my friends at Hickory Creek Retirement Center and found the short message that General Eisenhower shared just prior to the invasion. He ended the short speech with this:
“And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
Later, it was under the Eisenhower Administration that “under God” was added to our Pledge of Allegiance.
I was one year old on D-Day. It is always a sobering day for me. I want to thank those of my readers who have a father, brother, uncle, or grandfather buried in France. They purchased great freedom for me and tears roll down my cheeks as I type in this message. I thank them from the very bottom of my heart.
If you want to hear Eisenhower’s words there is a recording at http://www.army.mil/d-day/