Memorial Day: “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc”

May 28, 2012

At commemoration ceremonies for the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings, President Reagan focused his speech on the heroes (1) of the 2nd Ranger Battalion who scaled the sheer cliffs of Pointe du Hoc to take out German artillery that threatened the landings at Omaha and Utah beaches.

It was arguably one of Reagan’s finest speeches, one well-worth watching again this Memorial Day:

Footnote:
(1) Yes, Chris Hayes, “heroes.” Try using a dictionary, since you evidently don’t know the meaning of the word. More at Twitchy.

Photo credit: American Battle Monuments Commission.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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