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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1954

June 9, 1954: Joseph Welch Confronts Sen. Joseph McCarthy - Zinn ...
Special Counsel for the U.S. Army Joseph N. Welch confronts
Sen. Joseph McCarthy

In a dramatic confrontation, Joseph Welch (above), special 
counsel for the U.S. Army, lashes out at Senator
Joseph
McCarthy
 (below) during hearings on whether communism
has infiltrated the
 U.S. armed forces.

Welch’s verbal assault marked the end of McCarthy’s power 
during the anticommunist hysteria of the
Red Scare in the
U.S.

That “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” moment from the 1954 ...

Downing a demagogue | About | madison.com

No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings: A Demagogue Falls ...



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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1944

D-Day Anniversary 2020 Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Greetings, Images, Pictures


On June 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
gave the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northern France, commonly
known as
D-Day. 

By daybreak, 18,000 British and American parachutists were already on
the ground. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover
and support for the invasion. At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at
Utah and Omaha beaches. 

The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno
and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at
Utah. The task was much
tougher at Omaha beach, however, where the U.S. First Division battled high
seas, mist, mines, burning vehicles—and German coastal batteries, including
an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions, which landed at Gold,
Juno, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops also met with heavy German
fire.

In Pictures: The D-Day landings | | Al Jazeera
Allied forces Supreme Commander General Dwight D Eisenhower
(left) speaks with US Army paratroopers of Easy Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (Strike) of the 101st Airborne Division,
at Greenham Common Airfield in England June 5, 1944.

D-Day | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

US troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville-sur-Mer, France, on June 6, 1944. [Robert F Sargent/US National Archives/Reuters]

75th Anniversary of D-Day Free Program - Patriots Point News & Events

US reinforcements land on Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville-sur-Mer, France, on June 6, 1944. [Cpt Herman Wall/US National Archives/Reuters]

Members of an American landing party assist troops whose landing craft was sunk by enemy fire off Omaha Beach, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France June 6, 1944. [Weintraub/US National Archives/Reuters]

One of the Few Surviving Heroes of D-Day Shares His Story ...

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Happy And Safe Memorial Day Weekend! Pictures, Photos, and Images ...

Memorial Day Weekend: a time for remembrance and family

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How We Celebrate Armed Forces Day │ US Veterans Magazine

120 Ever Best Armed Forces Day Quotes - Thank You Soldiers


Many nations around the world observe some kind of Armed
Forces Day to honor their
military
forces. Armed Forces Day
is a joint
 
celebration of all six branches of the U.S. military:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the
newly created Space Force. The day honors all those who
are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. This includes
the men and women who have served or are serving in the  

Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force and Coast
Guard, including the National Guard and Reserve components.

Today Is Armed Forces Day « Daily Bulletin

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BIG CELEBRATIONS ON THIS DAY IN 1945

Stories of VE day to ring out on anniversary | News | The Times

On May 8, 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrated Victory
in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities
in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the
Nazi war machine during
World War II.

 VE Day marked the official end to the war in Europe, bringing huge numbers out on to the streets to celebrate victory

VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY AND THE END OF WORLD WAR II
In the United States, the triumph happened on President Harry
Truman’s 61st birthday, when he dedicated the victory to the
memory of his antecedent, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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