Holocaust Remembrance Day – We must never forget what hatred, scapegoating and racism does. On this day may we remember those who perished just for being Jewish. May this be a reminder to us all that our world is a place where fragile people and hate filled people share a home. God grant us peace, grace, understanding and love.
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The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
Remembering real heroes who gave their lives to the defense of our country on one of its most important military missions in our history. These men came ashore in France against a barrage of gunfire to take the beach. We honor these people who liberated France and led to eventual victory in World War II.
D-Day Anniversary – June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded – but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.
Thanks to every soldier who sacrificed that day. God bless you.
On April 9th, 1945 German Christian pastor, writer, theologian, and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by his captors at the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp near the Czech border in Germany.
Bonhoeffer was only 39 years old at the time.
This was a man who was trying to bring the light of Christ to the world and died for something noble and good. He should be an example to everyone who is looking for something to live and die for.
Attack On Pearl Harbor – Seventy-one years ago today (December 7, 1941) a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy brought the United States into World War II. On that day 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. Remember those who were there that day and for the lives lost.
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