Normandy ceremonies mark 66th anniversary of D-Day
COLVILLE-SUR-MER, France — Veterans and those grateful for their sacrifices have marked the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings, remembering the invasion that turned the tide of World War II.
C-47, paratrooper flew into history in the sky over Normandy 66 years ago
CANTON, Ohio — During a recent overcast day not unlike the gray skies that hovered over the D-Day invasion of France on June 6, 1944, a small group of men labored to bring an aging C-47 airplane back to life — maybe not to its original flying grandeur but to something visually suitable for a valued relic of World War II.
Memories of D-Day still vivid
Bob Plumlee was an eyewitness to history, but there was no way he could describe what he saw. It was just too shocking. “It was the worst thing I’d seen up until then,” he said of the American bodies strewn up and down Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Normandy Landings Failure Letter
65 years ago [this article is from last year] on the 5th of June 1944 it was by no means certain that Operation Overlord (D-DAY) having already been postponed for 24 hours due to bad weather in the English Channel and now re-planned for the following day (6th June 1944) would end in success for the Allied forces due to be landing on the beaches of the Normandy coast on that fateful morning.
Top US officer: Vets need not suffer alone
BEDFORD, Va. – In a stirring tribute to the D-Day sacrifices of American soldiers and their allies, the U.S. military’s top officer said Sunday that World War II’s defining moment should remind all that returning warriors need not “suffer in quiet desperation.”
Operation kills 4 suspected AQI terrorists, 3 arrested
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces killed four suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) members and arrested three criminal associates during a joint security operation in northern Iraq.
US, Iraq partner on Bank of Baghdad
CAMP LIBERTY – The Iraqi-based Industrial Zone’s Golden Construction Company recently broke ground for the Bank of Baghdad here, one of 10 new banks to be opened throughout the country to help boost the Iraqi Dinar.
2 NJ men arrested at airport on terrorism charges
NEW YORK – Two New Jersey men who wanted to kill American troops were arrested at a New York City airport before boarding flights on their way to join a jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said.
Thousands rally in favor of Arizona immigration law
PHOENIX – On Saturday, nearly 2,000 people gathered from around the country at the Arizona State Capitol in support of Arizona’s new immigration law. “It’s a grassroots effort that really took off,” Daniel Smeriglio, one of the people behind the march said Friday.
Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling
Environmentalists, already peeved with the administration’s handling of the Gulf oil spill, are accusing President Obama of breaking his campaign pledge to end the slaughter of whales.
Guv endorses imam accused of preaching taking up arms
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is catching political heat for embracing an imam who is alleged to have preached the need to take up arms to defend the rights of Muslims.
Founder of Ground Zero mosque part of group that helped fund Gaza flotilla
More specifically, he’s part of a group that’s funding another group that helped organize the flotilla. Too far removed for culpability? Let’s see. The imam behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero is a prominent member of a group that helped sponsor the pro-Palestinian activists who clashed violently with Israeli commandos at sea this week.
Iran offers escort for Gaza ships
Iran would be willing to send its Revolutionary Guard members to accompany further aid ships to Gaza, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday in an interview cited by Reuters.
Report: Erdogan considering visiting Gaza to ‘break blockade’
Turkish PM may visit Gaza, ask Turkish Navy to accompany another aid flotilla, according to Lebanese newspaper; Turkish military opposes cutting security ties with Israel.
Egypt to strip men married to Israelis of citizenship
CAIRO (AFP) – A Cairo court on Saturday upheld a ruling to strip Egyptian men married to Israeli women of their citizenship in a case that has highlighted national sentiment towards Israel.