Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bush's 2004 D-Day Speech

I ran across this interesting article describing George W. Bush's 2004 D-Day speech, which was barely covered because Ronald Reagan had passed away that very morning. Make sure to read all the way to the end.

"Our boys had carried in their pockets the book that brought into the world this message: Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. America honors all the liberators who fought here in the noblest of causes."

Turning then toward Chirac, Bush delivered the speech's kicker. "And America would do it again, for our friends."

The field of green was silent for a moment before the aging audience broke into heartfelt applause. Chirac, clearly moved by Bush's words, approached the American president, grasped both his hands, and for a poignant moment, did not let go.

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