Much respect to the veterans. The Greatest Generation indeed.
Oh I wrote it and lived it and believe it. I also served 3 years in Korea and 3 in Vietnam. Why? Because I believed in my country and what our founding fathers created. Now I see it going down the tube. The only way you'll see it again is for this country to have a major attitude change. No body gives a shit anymore, and blame the government for everything. The people of this country need to take back our country. Those that can't accept it, there's one freedom they forgot. The freedom to leave if they don't like it.BluRdgPerlRS said:I just saw this thread today, 3 days after, but I still paid hommage to those who served on the 6th. Mel, if you wrote that yourself and believe in it, Kudos to you. A lot of the points you brought up are things long forgotten or never known, but one can hope we may see again.
My grandfather fought in that war, not in Europe, but in the Pacific Theatre, he joined when he was 16. He went on to become a 2 star brigadier general, a long life of military indeed.
You wanna know something? I wasn't on that landing but I can relate to what they felt. There were times I'd shit my pants I was so scared. I can remember praying to make it just one more day.shockey` said:words cant describe that picture, Or what the men were thinking when their eyes opened to such a sight. I believe the words on the great James May come into play here "Oh Cock". They overcame the challenge, their brothers perished infront and all around them, and they still overcame it. It makes me wonder sometimes if It is still like that today. God Bless.
Wally Kincaid said:It wasn't even that long ago in relative terms but things were so different. I just liked the mentality of the country at the time. It is nicer now in that losing that many troops is absolutely unacceptable but war seemed to be more fair, people followed the rules (as loose as war time rules are) and it just seemed more decent in the states.
It's kinda crazy learning about everything or seeing it in movies (Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers) and these people were in their 20s for the most part and just farmers or factory workers. The stories are borderline unbelievable they are so amazing yet you know for a fact that it happened.
It's the only thing that will get the American people to pull there head out of the sand. Most of the younger generation thinks if we didn't start the war everything would have been OK, and these people that hate us so much would have left us alone. Until we have them walking our streets with bombs strapped on blowing up innocent people or planting bombs alongside roads killing people as they travel around the country the American public won't accept the fact that these people want all us dead. Why? Cause were non-belivers. That is most of us. But then maybe your a believer. Do you think they mean us no harm and there only fighting us cause were in the land? If you have no concern about what there doing around the world then your eather brain dead or 1 of them. There trying to conquer the world and all non-believers will be killed, even there own blood. There in almost every country and every contry is worried about them.Trypticon said:Nice thread to suggest such a thing.