Tag: Pointe du Hoc

Honoring the Rangers who died storming Normandy's Pointe du Hoc

During the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago, two American Ranger battalions landed at Pointe du Hoc, a heavily fortified German promontory whose sheer 100-foot-high cliff had to be scaled in the face of Nazi artillery, machine guns and mortars. The Battle of Point du Hoc is celebrated because of the astonishing bravery and perseverance of the men and... Read more »

When war is worth fighting

Here is a post-Memorial Day thought–an eloquent explanation of why men and women have fought and died: We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.... Read more »
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