Today is the 64th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy. The progressive rock band, Contrarian, wrote the song, Operation Overlord, as a tribute to those veterans who fought and died in the Allied invasion.
This week, we buried my grandfather, Lt. Colonel Walter P. Rupert, III, who enlisted in the Army during WWII and volunteered to train as a pilot in the Army Air Corps (now the US Air Force). Though he didn’t participate in Operation Overlord, his Air Force career spanned three wars. After he retired from the Air Force, he worked 15 years in the Veterans’ Administration, helping other vets navigate the complex bureaucracy to receive the benefits they’d earned in serving our country.
To of all those who fought and died at Normandy, my grandfather, and all who wear or have worn the uniform to protect the US, her interests, and her values, I say thank you and may God bless you.
Senator Jim Demint (R-SC) posted the following letter, signed by himself and 7 other Senators, requesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton immediately relist belligerent N. Korea as a state sponsor of terror.
June 2, 2009
The Honorable Hillary Clinton