Eighty years ago, Allied forces sent the largest amphibious invasion in military history. Who would win this war against a genocidal maniac in Europe and a similar war machine in Japan bent on the subjugation, as evidenced by the Rape of Nanking, hung in the balance.

This should have been a solemn occasion to honor those that freely and bravely gave their lives in the defense of freedom and devoid of any political delusional links to what we face today.

Nothing we face today in the U.S. politically can remotely be compared to the threat of Hitler’s Germany and Hirohito’s Japan. Yet many politicians reached back to Normandy and drew lines to today and “the defense of democracy” mantra we hear as a drumbeat today.

Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state and the 2016 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. She should have known better than to make any naked political statement on June 6, 2024. However she couldn’t resist the temptation to denigrate this solemn occasion and in so doing defame the day and those that gave their full measure of devotion.

Anthony Palanza

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