Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

HONORING THE LIVES GIVEN FOR FREEDOM

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For many of us older folks, who had relatives who went to war…some who gave their lives, for freedom, I can’t think of a better way to honor those men and women than to promise to NOT let America go to the communist/oligarch’s who now seem to run the world…for money. For control.

Those who are taking away our freedoms and our lives. They ARE hell-bent on destroying America.

Many of our young have been brainwashed. It will be an uphill battle to fight. Once again, it’s going to be a long hall.

I just got off the phone with a friend whose older brothers served. Her father, kept the Eastern seaboard’s electrical grid online during WWII. Her brother repaired the American boats in Japan during Vietnam.

I remember my father, who lost his older brother at Midway. How my mother said my father, who served in the Pacific, used to cry out at night. “GET THAT JAP!” How he told me he could sleep with his eyes open. And he always did. Most of the time.

It was weird to watch.

Those men were so young during the war. I think it was a MISTAKE not to really know this, because, only when I was in my fifties did I learn what a horrible war WWII was. I had to rent a movie from the library. Sure, they MENTIONED it in History class in high school, but it was always boring. They showed movies of men climbing onto boats. NEVER the horror of it. Most of those men were so young…17,18,19. Thrown into hell. They did NOT show any of it in our schools. I believe this was an incredible mistake, because that greatest generation…did not talk about. I also didn’t really learn about the Holocaust until I was in college and my Jewish poetry teacher showed us a movie one day of the thousands of dead Jewish bodies being pushed by tractors into mass graves.

Why didn’t they show this in our public schools? Why coddle us? Certainly high school students should see it.

How can future generations STOP wars if they never the horror of it?

And President Trump had it right. Iraq ALSO was a huge mistake. A waste of lives. We never were told how they messed up Vietnam…except, it seems the drugs and the destruction of America started then.

American men were brave. Good. Strong. Too many of our politicians started playing war games. And now our military is being controlled by some unknown country with American alliances. War, is profit, and good at ‘culling the herd.”

And we certainly are at war now. It’s just not talked about.

What’s coming from the democrats? Somewhere on this holiday someone is remembering blacks being slaughtered sometime in the past. Nothing about the MILLIONS of lives lost in all the wars.

Once again, they are ignoring history. And even more concerning, they are destroying our military with political correctness. And dismantling our police. We will be helpless if attacked, and it seems that’s the plan.

This Nobody Think that memorial day should become global. If they want to have a one-world government…then maybe we should start a one-world pushback.

It’s not only Americans who sacrificed their lives for freedom…every country has a patriot.

So…how do we honor all the lives lost for liberty and freedom?

I think we all know the answer to that: Never give up.

Have a great holiday everyone.

May 30, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Nobody Remembers: 150 Years of Bravery and Sacrifice

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Today: on our 150th Memorial Day, we remember the millions of men who gave their lives for America, so, I wanted to post a description of D-Day, written by David Eisenhower, Eisenhower’s grandson. A book I’m reading now.

The book is called Eisenhower at War 1943-1945. (Naturally)

Not many people know that D-Day almost was a big failure. So much was going against the biggest operation of the troops landing on OMAHA Beach. But, as always, the sheer courage of just a few determined men, turned the tide, and that was the start of the end for the Germans.

Saving Private Ryan, brought D-Day to the big screen…but here are a few more details left out of the movie:

The supreme test of the D-Day landings came at OMAHA Beach, where the troubles had begun well before H-Hour. Uncertain that naval and air bombardment could reduce the heavy coastal artillery batteries in the area, Bradley had ordered the disembarkation of the 1st and 4th divisions into assault craft eleven miles offshore in choppy seas. As H-Hour approached, the assault forces of the 1st and 29th divisions, showered by sea spray and buffeted by rough seas, were chilled and exhausted. In three -to six-foot seas that swamped the assault boats ferrying the anti-tank guns and jeeps, one battalion of DDE tanks did not attempt to launch. Of the twenty-nine DDs launched in the other battalion, twenty-two sank in the four-foot seas with crews aboard, and five others were destroyed by beach fire.

Meanwhile, low cloud cover had prevented effective naval bombardment. Air operations were also ineffective because of the poor visibility and skillful concealment of enemy positions. Planes had to fly under the clouds as low as 2,000 feet and up to 7,000 feet, with another solid layer about that: Low flying pilots could not see shore until a few minutes before crossing it and braved dangerous congestion in the area. Once bombs had been dropped, there was no time for the pilots to see if targets had been hit, and soon the whole shoreline was obscured by smoke.

06 Jun 1944, Normandy, France — On D-Day, June 6, 1944, a landing craft just vacated by invasion troops points towards a fortified beach on the Normandy Coast. American soldiers wade to shore fighting heavy machine gun fire. — Image by © CORBIS

 

According to the many accounts of the battle, for seven hours the battle at OMAHA was touch and go. Severe shore-battery fire showered the assault during the last half mile before touchdown. A direct hit sank one landing craft in the leading company, a second foundered. The rest went aground on a sandbar several years from the seawall. The 116th waded under heavy fire in five feet of water past the dead dying. One by one, the survivors darted over the open beach to the seawall, the only defense against the fire: many of those who could not make a decision to cross the open space of beach met death at the water’s edge.

In the first half hour, hundreds died in the sea or on the beach. The rest clung behind the tanks on the beach or dug in. The noise at OMAHA that morning was said to be so terrible that most could not think or function beyond heeding their instinct to run or hide. For a while it seemed that everything had gone wrong: the air bombardment had missed its targets, the naval shelling had had little effect: most of the DD tanks were lost at sea or destroyed on the beach: the infantry were scattered and badly weakened: the vital demolition crews had been decimated and were unable to clear the beach: the presence of the German 352 division had been unexpected.

The report of what appeared to be a disaster came to Bradley. The second, third and fourth assault waves were stacked up behind the first. OMAHA Beach was a scene of disorganization, with most of the troops pinned behind obstacles under enemy fire, surrounded by flaming vehicles, dead and wounded. Hansen could report no progress in scaling the bluffs between the strongpoint where just about then a handful of men under makeshift leadership. Braving enemy fire and mine fields, they had started up the relatively undefended slopes. Indeed, the many accounts of OMAHA would tell of the countless instances of courage under fire, which gradually turned the tide sometime after 11 A.M.

So, just a handful of men, changed the course of the fight.

Saving Private Ryan told the story of OMAHA. The latest war movie, 12 Strong, also tell how a handful of men defeated the Taliban after 9/11.

And nobody knew about it until now. (Add that movie to your list.)

We need MORE movies like this. The liberals be damned.

 

 

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