World-changing events hung in the balance on this day in 1944, hours before the Normandy invasion known as D-Day. A pivotal decision, countless sacrifices, and the heroism of Allied troops, resulted in the liberation of Europe.
This Memorial Day, join me in paying tribute to those who gave their lives for our country and for causes greater than themselves. I will remember one such person, who has brought considerable meaning to my own life: Pvt. Frank E. Mackey.
Today we remember “Victory in Europe” 75 years ago. Like me you may be filled with both sorrow, for allies who perished as they defeated Nazi Germany’s murderous rule, and joy that their sacrifice ushered in the possibility of a “second chance.”
My new book, ‘How Ike Led,’ a retrospective of Eisenhower’s wartime and presidential leadership, will be published on June 2nd by Thomas Dunne Books.
Over the years, I have found it enormously satisfying to write this blog and to offer comments on our current political scene.
It has been heartening to hear from so many readers of this blog. Many have asked when I will be writing more commentary.
Ten years ago I came out with a book, “Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War.”
This morning, Susan Eisenhower appeared as a guest on WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show.
At a campaign fundraiser yesterday, Hillary Clinton managed to step on a geopolitical landmine when she compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.