by Allen West via Facebook
69 years ago today, over 160,000 soldiers, including 73,000 Americans, landed in France for D-day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. It was a monumental undertaking against the forces of tyranny. Within a year, Germany was defeated and Europe liberated. During my military career, I had the honor of serving in both the 1st and 4th Infantry Divisions, carrying on the great legacy of these divisions who landed on Omaha Beach. I find contemporary resonance in the words of Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt III who, undaunted by the fact he landed on the wrong beach, said “We will start the war from right here!” Against those who would crush the freedoms and liberty we cherish, we must stand and fight, wherever we find ourselves. Those who fought and died on June 6, 1944 did so for us. We owe the same to the next generation.