June 6, 1944-80 Years Ago Today

Today, we pause (for a moment) from the world of row crop agriculture and related to spend a little time in thankfulness, in general, for the greatest generation and, specifically, for those boys who stormed the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago to begin the final push to rid the world of a pervasive evil.  We can never truly know the depth of courage it took to rush on to those beaches.  That type of situation and danger is largely unknown to the last couple of generations in this country.  But what we can (and should) do is honor those (mostly young men) who fought through the teeth of ferocious, deadly and withering fire.....so that we (today) might have the freedom to work, raise our families, worship, enjoy fellowship and build something that makes the world better.  We owe them a debt we can never (ever) repay.  Their bravery, commitment and sacrifice paved the way and opened the door for a way of life that few in all of human history could only dream.  I thank God for the greatest generation and for those who fought (and many who died) on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.  

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