I am ashamed to admit that it was well into Monday morning today before I saw a tweet reminding me that today is the anniversary of D-Day. No memory of D-Day can be complete for me without recounting President Ronald Reagan in Normandy for the 40th Anniversary of D-Day in 1984.
The speech most remembered is The Boys of Pointe du Hoc authored by columnist Peggy Noonan who also wrote Reagan's memorable address to the nation on the evening of the Shuttle Challenger disaster.
However I prefer to watch President Reagan deliver the speech. It was one of the links in my blog dated February 6, 2011 Happy 100th Birthday to the Greatest President of My Lifetime. Watch The Boys of Pointe du Hoc video here. And his speech 40th Anniversary of D-Day Speech in Normandy later that day brought tears to my eyes especially as he related the story of Private First Class Peter Robert Zanatta and his daughter.
So if you are so inclined, and I hope that you are, please take several minutes to honor the memory of our heroes of D-Day one more time yet today by listening to or reading their story.