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WHY WAS D-DAY FORGOTTEN

Updated on July 21, 2010

INTRODUCTION

My fellow hubbers yesterday was the 66th anniversary of the largest amphibious landing in the history of the world and I saw no official mention of this momentous event by the President of the United States of America. It wasn’t on the White House web site and there were no official presidential ceremonies to commemorate this achievement for the freedom of the world.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower also a future President Of the United States of America commanded this effort.

TRUE LEADERSHIP

General Eisenhower was the epitome of leadership in both the war effort and his time as President.  He had prepared two different speeches to deliver based on the possible success or the possible failure of the D-Day invasion. In the speech based on possible failure he took personal responsibility for the failure upon his own shoulders he didn’t try to play the “Blame Game” that is all too common in the current administration.  Maybe that’s the reason President Obama ignored D-Day the character of Eisenhower dwarfs his.  Eisenhower knew true leadership he never looked for a fall guy. He took the bull by the horns and got the job done. This is a quality that’s sorely lacking today. These pathetic excuses of the current administration are pointed out below

EXAMPLES OF THE BLAME GAME

  1. I inherited this mess from Bush.
  2. The Republicans in congress are obstructionists.
  3. Greedy Wall Street bankers caused all these problems.
  4. BP caused this mess in the Gulf but I take responsibility. It happened on my watch. I will clean it up. (Were still waiting Mr. President where's your plan lawyers won't fix it)
  5. The insurance industry along with big pharma is the reason Americans don’t already have health care. Evil doctors are yanking out children’s tonsils and cutting off the legs of diabetics just for profit.

While there may be a grain of truth in some of these excuses I call on the President to step up to the plate and be a man. Get the job done or just resign!!! It’s not like you didn’t know the circumstances when you were running for the office!!!!

COMPARISON

Compared to the true leadership qualities of Eisenhower the pathetic crying and whimpering of the “Blame Game” are a poor excuse for leadership and all Americans deserve much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Eisenhower was ready, willing and able to accept the blame for possible failure of the D-Day invasion and Mr. President we expect no less leadership from you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Wayne,

      You have read the situation spot on!!!!!!!!

      Electing a Chicago community organizer with no executive experience is sheer madness!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Tom...I really don't know what is going on...I don't think I heard it mention even on Fox yesterday. I assume that Obama filed it under the same heading as "Memorial Day". After all how hard could it be to shrug off the thousands of deaths of American soldiers on those beaches. They didn't stand for anything he believes in and he deplores being saddled with the responsibility of carrying out all this needless ritual in the name of respect for military and our fallen. This is about him. The public just does not get it. But he does. This is what America gets when they send a "Community Organizer" to be President. Excuse me...I have to go vomit. WB

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      I also glad I wrote this hub. I agree D-Day must be remembered.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tom, My husband and I were talking about D-day yesterday and discussing things that we remembered being told. It is a day that should stand out in history and I am glad you wrote this hub.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Harvey,

      Not much unfortunately!!

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      Harvey Stelman 

      8 years ago

      Tom, A fine piece of writing, but what else would you expect from him?

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      James,

      Thank you for you visit and kind comments. I know all about NPR which is a left wing voice!!!!!!

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      D-Day should never be neglected by Americans or the English or French. It was a day of great heroism. Thank you for bringing this up. Nicely done.

      ps NPR is left wing propaganda funded with taxpayer dollars.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      FCEtier,

      I said a special prayer for those brave souls who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the World on that D-Day 66 years ago.

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      Chip 

      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      I wore my red, white, and blue flag to church Sunday. I asked the minister why there were no patriotic songs on the agenda and he said they had sung a lot of them last Sunday(I missed) for Memorial Day.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      It's a historical date worth remembering.

    • eovery profile image

      eovery 

      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Wow, I forgot about it too. I am going to have to melt that date in history in my mind, and not forget it.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      sheila b.

      Since we currently have none it's difficult to tell.

    • sheila b. profile image

      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      Leadership - ain't gonna get it.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      LCRBlogger,

      I actually looked on The White House website, and various websites for evidence that the President made any acknowledgment of D-Day yesterday, and he did not.

      Why did he go to Chicago on Memorial Day instead of Arlington?

      I even heard Juan Williams mention it and he is an NPR editor along with appearing on Fox so the double standard argument doesn't hold water.

      Since you are a left wing weasel you are not welcome on my hubs any further. You cried and reported me for no good reason. Any further comments of yours will be deleted.

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      LRCBlogger 

      8 years ago

      While I completely agree that the lack of any mention or recognition of D-Day is just not good. The president did give a speech last year from Normandy. This year, he has mentioned D-Day in other ceremonies but decided not to mention on the anniversary. Tom, it's pretty clear that you got your info from Fox. I would encourage you to read this which shows the double standard that Obama is held to. Again, I agree with your point and feel the president should have done something to commemorate, however, there is clearly a double standard at FOX http://mediamatters.org/research/201006070009

      I would also suggest getting your news from National Public Radio (NPR). NPR is not for profit news and mostly listener funded so they do not have to please corporate interests or different political sides in their reporting.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      katiem2,

      I agree we must remember D-Day as was done in your ceremony and thank you.

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      I attended a high school graduation yesterday and they paused to give a wonderful tribute to D Day. There were two men in the audience that were given a standing ovation. It was heart warming. We must remember. Thanks :)

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Ready,

      It really galled me yesterday when I noticed no rememberance by POTUS it's part of his duty to honor the greatest generation!!!!!!!!!!

    • readytoescape profile image

      readytoescape 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      It’s not surprising the most important day pertaining to the freedom of Europe was ignored. Given the Presidential apology tours that have allowed the pompous to forget who saved their collective asses.

      It is shameful to allow a part of our history and a great generation to be belittled

      Some facts

      The number American forces engaged in battle on D-Day, 73,000:

      23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops

      The American Sacrifice of that day can only be estimated and was 1915 dead, 3184 wounded, 1928 missing and 26 captured.

      Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. 125,847 were from the US ground forces.

      Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles.

      Of these numbers isn’t it interesting that of all those who sacrificed, it appears only the Poles fought and died for the own land.

      Good of you to Remember.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      I liked Ike and he was a leader. Why was the current guy elected he never led a Boy Scout troop. Inexperience is costing us dearly!!!!!!!!!

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Yes, Ike was a leader. That's one reason he was elected.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Vladimir,

      It's a sad and disgraceful episode!!!!!!!!

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Wow, Hard to believe it.

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