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40th Anniversary of D-Day Address
"We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined
in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty."
"For four long years, much
of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews
cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved
and the world prayed for its rescue."
"Here, in Normandy, the rescue began.
Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking
unparalleled in human history."
"Behind me is a memorial
that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of
these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there. These
are the boys of Pointe du Hoc."
"These are the men
who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a
continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war. Gentlemen,
I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem.
You are men who in your 'lives fought for life and left the vivid
air signed with your honor.'"
"Forty summers have
passed since the battle that you fought here. You were young the day
you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with
the deepest joys of life before you. Yet you risked everything
"Why? What impelled you
to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives
to take these cliffs? What inspired all the men of the armies that
met here? We look at you, and somehow we know the answer. It was
faith and belief. It was loyalty and love."
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