Faye Sizemore

HEROES ALL

General Eisenhohwer addresses Paratroopers before D-Day Invasion: 1944
General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the Day. "Full victory-nothing else" to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe. (NWDNS-111-SC-194399)
On a beach before dawn
Far from freedom’s shores
Brave men gathered
Aware of their chores
To fight and conquer
Perhaps even die
Never questioning why
And die some of them did…
All to trump Hitler’s hideous bid
They fell by the thousands
Those who came by land and by air
Those who survived fought long and hard
And finally pulled the winning card
It was D-Day… Beware…
We will forever honor and revere
With thanks of a grateful nation
All those brave men who truly were
… The Greatest Generation…