D-Day. 75 Years After The Invasion Of Normandy.

One of the great things about living in The Hudson Valley, NY is that I have access to many of the historical events that makes America outstanding. One of them is the Presidential Library and beloved home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). My Senior Pass entitles me to free access to the most extraordinary and historical remnants of one of America’s greatest Presidents (IMHO).

d-Day Poster.jpgCurrently, there is an exhibit on view of FDR and Winston Churchill and their joint alliance to win World War II. Entitled: “D-Day: FDR and Churchill’s ‘Mighty Endeavor’” the exhibit marks the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ greatest military achievement, the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy. Code-named Operation OVERLORD it sealed the fate of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.

This exhibit explores a friendship between FDR and Churchill, often called the most important of the twentieth century. Forged amid the most devastating war in human history, it has attained an almost mythic status. The complexity of their “special relationship” is revealed in the top-secret communications that flowed back and forth across the Atlantic as they debated and decided on the greatest amphibious assault in the annals of war. Click here for more info.

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4 comments

  1. Thanks so much for your recognition of the anniversary of D-Day. I have serious dental work due today, which i despise. But I could be trying to scale the cliffs of Nomandy under a hail of fire. I will take the dental work.

    We’ve been to Omaha Beach and the American cemetery, all of those young men who never got to live out their lives. One of our best trips ever.

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    • Anne, over 10,000 American soldiers are buried in Normandy. Horrific. When my daughter and I were in Paris, I wanted to go to Normandy, but she didn’t. regret that still till this day. I would have LOVED to have gone there. You are very fortunate!
      Good luck with your dental work. We just got dental insurance, so we start our work next month. Ugh. Not looking forward to it.
      Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Thank you for this reminder that freedom isn’t free. We visited Normandy in 2009. My daughter had visited it a few years earlier with a high school group and was furious when many of the children would not even leave the bus to visit the cemetery. What is wrong with this world? Our youth?? I think their nonchalance indicates how little they have been taught about World War II, specifically, and respect, in general. Afraid this young generation may be forced to relive some of that history they should have learned from.

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    • Leslie, they wouldn’t leave the bus? What were they afraid of? The location is a very powerful one. I don’t understand why the kids would not leave the bus to visit the grave sites of thousands and thousands of American soldiers who charged into their own deaths to free others. Blame the school and the teachers for this faux pas. WOW!
      My two daughters lived through 9/11. They had to walk through Ground Zero on that day in order to take a ferry and be brought out of the area and evacuated to New Jersey. My youngest went through shock that day!
      Thanks for your comment. Amazing.

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