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Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

June 8, 2014
By MARY BURNS DEAS - Special to the OBSERVER , Observer Today

Walking with canes and traveling in wheelchairs, the elderly "stormed" the barricades during the government shutdown last fall. How ridiculous and insulting to even try to deny these men access. These elderly were veterans well into their 80s and 90s visiting the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Some of them were the same men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, France exactly 70 years ago on June 6, 1944. If the Germans couldn't stop them back then, certainly a silly government barricade of tape could not hold them at bay. Even though many years have passed since that momentous assault, we as Americans should not forget.

 
 

 

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