Friday, June 6, 2008

D-Day Has Come

For over a year I've been planning to be in Normandy, France, on this day for the anniversary of the D-Day or the Invasion of Normandy in 1944 but I couldn't make it mainly due to my mother's illness and the amount of stress I've been enduring because of that. However that shouldn't stop me from remembering those brave allied servicemen who sacrificed their lives liberating Europe from the tyranny of Nazis and Fascists. Thousands of allied troops, mainly Americans, were slaughtered on the beaches of Normandy in a few hours. And those soldiers died trying to get their fellow human beings rid of the oppression and injustice. One of the many things that have made me wonder is the amount of collective and personal sacrifices done by those who landed on the beaches of Normandy. What could make them do it? And how could they do it? It's inspiring and incredible. Dying on a foreign soil to free strangers is not easy!

I recommend you to visit this BBC special page and listen to the original radio broadcasts if you really would like to understand how it must have felt like during the eve of the liberation of Europe. Indeed, D-Day is the story of human sacrifice and hunger for freedom.

امروز سالروز اغاز تهاجم نظامی برای ازادی قاره اروپا بدست نیروهای متفقین در سال 1944 میلادی در خلال جنگ دوم جهانی هست و به همین مناسبت این مطلب رو نوشتم که یاداوری باشه برای خواننده های این وبلاگ

7 comments:

Kafir said...

I read this yesterday:

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.’ He then asked, ‘Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French? ‘Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied ‘Maybe it’s because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.’ You could have heard a pin drop.

chester said...

Ha, ha. Thanks, Kafir.

Winston - next year will be the 65th anniversary. (anniversaries divisible by 5 are more significant). It will be a better year to go. :-)

Anonymous said...

Why do you presume to comment on US politics when you are an Iranian living as a guest for the great nation of Canada? Why pick on the United States of America? Perhaps you could focus somewhere else…maybe France or Germany could use some of your wit and sarcasm? Perhaps the glaring inadequacies of your native Middle East could receive your critiques and attention? Please butt out; we have enough whiners already and you’re not helping. Leave us alone! Thank you!

Winston said...

First of all, that's none of your damn business what I write or like to write about. Second of all, you sound like a typical Liberal for whom I have no respect or time to argue. Third of all, I love the US and I care for its future and present and it troubles me that idiots like you are out there trying to suppress people and their right to free speech. And it also seems you didn't read the note on top-right corner of my blog: If this is not your cup of tea, please sod off. Don't bother lecturing me. Is that clear to you coward anonymous?

Winston said...

Kafir, you made my day with that joke.

Anonymous said...

Well you published my post and commented on it, so my hats off to you. Will you ever post anything positive about Obama?

Winston said...

Show me one freaking POSITIVE thing about this empty suit Obama and I'll see if it is worth of publishing or not.