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Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 6, 1944 D-Day




June 6th, 1944,  the longest day, and the most important day of the twentieth century, the day that the liberation of a continent began. The day that the destruction of the Nazis and the downfall of Adolph Hitler began. A day that must never be forgotten for these men proved that they were indeed from The great generation.



Keep Moving


Keep moving lads ... keep moving
Don't huddle on this beach
Don't make yourselves a target

For those guns up there to reach


Keep moving lads ... keep moving
There's the seawall ... over there
Keep moving lads ... keep moving
Don't falter ... or despair


Don't look ... at comrades falling
Around you ... everywhere
Keep moving lads ... keep moving
We can take this ... on the chin


Keep moving ... and keep praying
Before those guns ... they zero in.





I stand here now


I stand here now
Amongst ... brave men
With whom ... I've stood before

The last time ... when we landed


On June 6th of  '44
Back then ... we were all young men
Eighteen or little more
Their lives ... cut short ... that morning


On this distant ... windswept shore
I stand here now ... and wonder
What would they ... have become
Had they survived ... that morning


Their lives ... allowed full run
One thing ... I know ... for certain
Of which ... there is ... no doubt
These brave young men


My pals ... from then
Would be ... old
White haired ... with wrinkled brow
Just like me ...


As I stand here ... now.


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