On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. America lost 2,499 of its finest men that day.
It’s too bad Barack Obama missed the anniversary today.
The White House website has nothing posted today on the 66th Anniversary of the D-Day landing.
The president had other things on his mind.
He was attending his second party this week, tonight at the Ford Theatre.
According to the Ford’s Theatre website, the event tonight is described as follows:
Ford’s Theatre Society will host its annual gala on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The evening’s performance, titled “America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre,” will be taped for broadcast on the ABC Television Network to air July 2, 2010 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Modern Family cast member Ty Burrell hosts a star-studded program with appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Renee Fleming, George Lopez, Lionel Richie, Robin Roberts, Dick Van Dyke, Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee from the Broadway Company of “Mary Poppins,” the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band, and cast members from the Ford’s Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”
The President will also be honoring far left Bush-basher and Jew-hater Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the gala.
Everyone must have their priorities.
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and first lady Michelle Obama (R) attend the performance of “American Celebrates 4th of July” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington June 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
UPDATE: Here is what Desmond Tutu told the party crowd tonight:
“Security is not something that comes from the barrel of a gun.”
And, he said this on the anniversary of D-Day?
By the way… Isn’t that some version of a Mao quote?