Wednesday, June 6, 2007

D-Day Invasion

Today we feature a famous photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaking to paratroopers just before they are to be dropped behind enemy lines at Normandy for the D-Day invasion. The invasion of Normandy occurred on this day in 1944. I love this photograph because of the look of resolve and determination on the faces of the men. While many would not live through the next 24 hours, you see no fear in their eyes, just determination. It was not that they did not understand the danger, it was simply that they understood the importance of the cause. To heroes in the armed forces, past and present, we say thank you.

1 comment:

  1. You're a fool if you think that each and every one of those men weren't scared.

    What made them great and courageous is the fact that their determination and sense of duty allowed them to overcome their fear and do the job that had been given to them.

    Courage is not the lack of fear, it's the ability to overcome it.


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