D-Day and three other dates that make this week one of historic liberationThe Honorable Newt Gingrich
By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News)
“This is a week of historic liberation dates. The most famous is the 75th anniversary of the landing at Normandy on D-Day — June 6, 1944. It was the largest single operation ever undertaken and involved great complexity in timing between airpower, paratroopers, sea power, and massive landings from the English Channel on to the French Coast.
I just dedicated a podcast episode to D-Day and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s national prayer, in which he led the entire country into praying for the safety of our young men and women in uniform — and for victory over tyranny.
President Trump will commemorate this historic event with a visit and speech at Normandy on June 6.
However, there are three other important liberation events this week. The first was the liberation of Rome on June 4, 1944, and the second was the arrival of Pope John Paul II in Warsaw on June 2, 1979. The third happened 10 years after the pope’s visit — the first free elections in the post-war Soviet bloc on June 4, 1989.”
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