Obama and the D-Day Memorial!
Guess where our President
The invasion of France on
June 6, 1944 was a triumph of intelligence, coordination, secrecy, and
planning. The bold attack was also a tremendous risk. Ultimately it succeeded
because of individual soldiers' bravery in combat.
An invading army had not
crossed the unpredictable, dangerous English Channel since 1688 -- and once the
massive force set out, there was no turning back. The 5000-vessel armada
stretched as far as the eye could see, transporting over 150,000 men and nearly
30,000 vehicles across the channel to the French beaches. Six parachute
regiments -- over 13,000 men -- were flown from nine British airfields in over
800 planes. More than 300 planes dropped 13,000 bombs over coastal Normandy
immediately in advance of the invasion.
By nightfall on June 6, more
than 9,000 Allied soldiers were dead or wounded, but more than 100,000 had made
it to shore,securing French and coastal villages.
In recent years, only 3 times
did a president fail to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers
killed on D-Day.
Those 3 years missed by a US
President were :
1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012
For the past 70 years, all
presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on
D-Day. This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign
trip on Air Force One to California to raise funds for the upcoming election.
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