Belmont on D-Day anniversary …
Back in 1944, Allied Forces – American, British and Canadian – took the beaches of Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword to push the evil forces of Germany back to Berlin. I am trying to say it as nicely as possible. Germany had spread their tyranny across Europe – in 1944, we pushed back. And we had the bigger hammer, the bigger heart and I dare say G-d on our side. It was, from my point of view, one of the two most significant events in the history or our culture, and formed the future – we now live in. (The other was George Washington turning power of the Presidency over to a civilian government!)
On a place called La Pointe du Hoc, a strategic location overlooking both Utah and Omaha Beach, the 2nd and 5th Rangers were given the most awesome task… to scale the cliffs, straight up into the enemy machine gun fire and grenade – to take this fortified position! 225 men were given this task, at the end only 90 were left holding weapons. They never waivered, they never ran scared, instead they scaled the cliffs and relieved the German’s of their position at the top of La Pointe du Hoc – it now flew the Flag of Freedom! It was the beginning of the end for tyranny over Europe and preparing the way for Freedom across Europe.
President Ronald Reagan, stood on La Pointe du Hoc and delivered a most memorable address – to the remaining members of the 2nd and the 5th. I have been to La Pointe du Hoc and even to the exact spot President Reagan stood upon for this address… I cannot tell you how meaningful it is and was to me… and if you click on this link (or cut and pasted into your browser), you can get the feel of it for yourself… it’s well worth it…
and then we can go play Belmont.
Menu for Thursday
Belmont – Jerry J’s Power Page – Classic and Jerry J’s Power Page – PLUS