Monday, June 07, 2004

Remebering D-Day

Here is a wonderful quote from Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower

These men came here -- British and our allies, and Americans -- to storm these beaches for one purpose only, not to gain anything for ourselves, not to fulfill any ambitions that America had for conquest, but just to preserve freedom. . . . Many thousands of men have died for such ideals as these . . . but these young boys . . . were cut off in their prime. . . I devoutly hope that we will never again have to see such scenes as these. I think and hope, and pray, that humanity will have learned . . . we must find some way . . . to gain an eternal peace for this world.

It is eternally important that the world remembers that when we go to war it is never to conquer land for ourselves. All we have ever done is liberate, help rebuild and establish freedom then leave.