79 years ago on this date, the nations of the world came together to stand against authoritarianism. The United States and the Allies, Canada, The United Kingdom, and others gathered the largest naval armada ever, in hope to free Europe from fascism and evil. Although many of the boys in the battle weren’t directly affected by the threat in Europe, but they were willing to give their lives so that others may be free. Some of these individuals have never fought a battle before. Even so, some of the boys had to falsify their ages, for they were too young to fight. But they were brave and willing to die for a people and a land they had never been to before.
Today, most of our boys don’t even know if they are boys, for the others who do know, they at times grow not into men, but live out their lives as boys advocating for entitlements without accountability.
Though fear was in sight, but courage and faith were the strength of the allies on D-Day. As they waited on the boats for a landing, on the shores in opposition were the Nazi’s war machines of military barricades and machine guns they had never seen before. They left the comfort of their states and countries to face the horror of war. Among them was the son of a president. Being the son of a president, he was ordered not to go, but he refused and was willing to fight and liberate Europe.
In the face of fear and death, the soft singing of one man soon became a roaring battle cry for the charging allies.
There they sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
In the beauty of the liliesChrist was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosomThat transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy,
Let us live to make men free;
While God is marching on.
The battle was won, Europe was liberated, authoritarianism was defeated, But like President Reagan once said; Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.