Friday, June 6, 2008

Abortion and D-Day

In the past, I've mentioned this guy named Tony who is a minister out in Kansas. I read his blog every day. He has a great post in response to an abortion attempt in which the baby survived. The reaction of the parents is maddening. Please click the link below and read his post. Leave him a comment if you want!

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On another note, today is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944). The day on which the Allied forces invaded Normandy (France) with the purpose of beating back Hitler's army and eventually taking Berlin. I believe it was the largest (or one of the largest) amphibian assault in history, with a force of somewhere around 150,000 troops hitting the beaches on June 6. By the end of June, 850,000 men had landed. Some of my favorite books on D-Day and the battles that followed were written by Stephen Ambrose. I'd recommend "D-Day June 6, 1944", "Citizen Soldiers", or "Band of Brothers" (which was made into a phenominal mini-series by HBO). The book "D-Day June 6, 1944" covers pretty much just that day and the preparations for it. "Citizen Soldiers" tells the stories of troops on both sides during the time of D-Day and the following months, and "Band of Brothers" follows one particular group of soldiers from training through D-Day, and eventually into Germany. All are written using letters and interviews from the soldiers that fought the battles.

1 comment:

Jean C. said...

Hey Jeff. Thanks for the history lesson. So many were lost that day. I'm sure you remember Pastor Mangioni's father was killed on D-Day.