The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc and Reagan’s Speech Honoring Their Sacrifice

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This site isn’t just about guns…it’s about liberty.  And sometimes, especially on this day, the anniversary of D-Day, we should take a moment to remember that freedom has rarely been given and has mostly been won.

How is freedom won?  At the point of a sword, at the tip of a spear, at the muzzle of a gun…with brave men and women willing to die for the achievement or preservation of liberty.  Like the boys of Pointe Du Hoc:

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I shiver to think that a mere 70 years since so many gave so much for the liberation of a foreign land, that we find ourselves on the precipice of losing our liberty through apathy and acquiescence.

Corrupt government agencies targeting American citizens to disagree with policy. Over reaching big brother agencies trampling on civil rights.  The executive branch, backed by billionaires, seeking to undermine our last refuge of resistance.

Et cetera et cetera et cetera.

The line must be drawn here…no further.  In honor of those who have come before us in order to ensure our freedom,  strengthened by their courage and heartened by their valor and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.

Below is the speech delivered on June 6th, 1984 by President Reagan at Pointe Du Hoc.  In my opinion, one of the best speeches ever given by a President.  It runs a bit long but if you have the time and want to be inspired about how great the American Spirit is (a reminder this country is in dire need of) then I suggest watching.

 

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