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64 years ago today ..

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

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    We salute those who fell at Omaha Beach, and we salute those who survived and succeeded.

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  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    38 years ago today I was Bar Mitzvahed, which pales in significance.
     
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Mazel Tov, anyhow.
     
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    33 years ago today, my parents got married.
     
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

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  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I just recently read some of Hemingway's magazine articles from WWII. Definitely some wild shit in there.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Would have been my late grandmother's 108th birthday...
     
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I wasn't there in 1944, obviously, but I was there in 1994 and the ceremonies were incredibly emotional and dramatic. Since that day, I've read nearly EVERYTHING I can on the subject.

    It's easily one of the most pivotal days in the planet's history.
     
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . was the beginning of the end for a very, very special set of dirtbags.

    Rot in hell, Rat-Mothers.
     
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

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    I walked through a county courthouse square
    On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
    I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
    He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town."
    I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
    And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it."
    He said, "Have a seat," and I sat down,
    "Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"
    I said, "I think it is."
    He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of
    That Ragged Old Flag."

    "You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
    When Washington took it across the Delaware.
    and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
    writing "O Say Can You See"
    It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham and Jackson
    tugging at its seams.
    and It almost fell at the Alamo
    beside the Texas flag,
    But she waved on though.
    She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
    And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
    There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
    And the south wind blew hard on
    That Ragged Old Flag.

    "On Flanders Field in World War I,
    She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
    She turned blood red in World War II
    She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
    She was in Korea and Vietnam
    She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
    She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
    and now they've about quit wavin' back here at home
    in her own good land here she's been abused,
    She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
    And the government for which she stands
    Has been scandalized throughout out the land.
    And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin,
    But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in.
    Cause she's been through the fire before
    and I believe she can take a whole lot more.

    "So we raise her up every morning
    And we bring her down slow every night,
    We don't let her touch the ground,
    And we fold her up right.
    On second thought
    I *do* like to brag
    Cause I'm mighty proud of
    That Ragged Old Flag."

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  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Never forget days like this ... ever.
     
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