Saturday, June 06, 2009


65 years ago, the allied landing at the beaches of Normandy marked the beginning of the end of the Third Reich and the European front of World War II. Young men from Canada, England and the United States died by the thousands to liberate the captive nations of Europe. "They came not as conquerors but as liberators."

All those living in freedom today are doing so at the cost of their sacrifice.

Here, from 25 years ago today, is President Ronald Reagan, speaking in Normandy on the 40th anniversary.

The first speech was given at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc.

And the second was given at Omaha Beach.

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