Via Washington Examiner:
On this, the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we take a look back to June 6, 1984, when President Reagan delivered one of his greatest speeches to honor the “boys of Pointe du Hoc,” the World War II soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy and helped liberate Europe.
Reagan’s voice at times cracked with emotion as he delivered the speech at the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France. American veterans, then in their 60s, reacted to the powerful speech in their honor by dabbing their eyes. These were the men who climbed the cliffs of Normandy and freed Western Europe from Nazi Germany.