On June 6th, 1944, tens of thousands of American heroes gave up every last shred of safety for liberty. Sadly, Americans are now giving up their liberty for safety.
Three-quarters of a century later, we still remember the brave men who stormed those beaches for our freedom and what their countless acts of bravery mean to us today.
Today is the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. Between 4,000 and 5,000 Allied soldiers died that day in June 1944, no one is really sure. We know that many of them did not even make it onto dry land, and thousands more would be killed in the days immediately following.
A declaration of war in the end is a symbolic act more than a legal one. We are, like it or not, already at war. Though largely symbolic, it would serve to advance our goals by clarifying our purpose and telling the world, friend or foe, that America has made a serious commitment to defending ourselves and our allies.