web analytics
April 25, 2015 / 6 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Today is Memorial Day

We owe those men… and this country a tremendous debt of gratitude. God bless them and God bless the United States of America.
AmericanFlag.jpg

Today is Memorial Day. If anyone should recognize the sacrifices of the American military, it is the Jewish people. It was the supreme allied commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower who led the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach in France so as to enable the defeat of the Nazis in World War II. Omaha Beach was a virtual slaughter house as wave after wave of soldiers moved forward into massive gunfire by the enemy. Many soldiers died or became permanently injured. And yet they kept on coming until the eventually landed and overcame the enemy.

One of the images that will be seared into my memory will be the tour Eisenhower took into one of the liberated camps. What he encountered was the unimaginable and yet true events of torture that took place at the hands of the Nazis, while the German citizens looked the other way. Eisenhower went to a nearby town and forced the entire town to go to one of those camps to see what their leaders had done… and forced those townspeople to help bury the dead.

I think it is only right to think of all the sacrifices that American soldiers did for the sake of triumphing over evil… an evil directed primarily against us. We owe those men… and this country a tremendous debt of gratitude. God bless them and God bless the United States of America.

About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Today is Memorial Day”

Comments are closed.

Binyamin and Chaya Maryles, uncle and aunt of Emes Ve-Emunah author Harry Maryles.
Current Top Story
"Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah." That's his Jihad. What's yours? - An ad campaign sponsored by  the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
MTA Hopes to Change Rule, Ban ‘Killing Jews’ Anti-Jihad Ad
Latest Blogs Stories
heartflag.jpg

Celebrating 67 years of democratic independence, surviving wars&threats; so much to be thankful for!

Rabbi Lichtenstein (z"l).

He was a Torah giant, uniquely exemplifying the Hashkafa of Torah U’Mada (Torah & worldly knowledge)

A Soldier's Mother

All Israel walks beside them, holding them in our hearts, listening, our hearts breaking with theirs

Yom HaZikaron

I’ve felt that if only we had established these communities sooner, then the victims would not have been killed

Is inflation always bad for the economy, and why is deflation not always an ideal situation?

It is the character of the individual that counts, not his sexual preferences.

Bibi gives a great speech, especially when talking to foreigners, but on policy, he’s very weak.

One of us had the chutzpah to ask him to join the ball game. He said okay and he played aggressively.

Watch this Doug Goldstein video to learn how easy it’s to open a US brokerage account from overseas.

An Israeli TV show about Holocaust Day asserted the Holocaust is/was a European not Jewish tragedy

“I am 100% convinced that she is not in any way anti-Semitic. She is in fact a philo-Semite”

Poverty has become a thriving business; Learn how the payday loan has affected many US households

Pressure by Pres. Rivlin for a monstrous “national unity government” has made things worse for Bibi

How do money managers take care of your money? And have you ever heard of “socially responsible” investing?

In the memory of loved ones, I commit to continue the fight for our survival in their blessed memory

The US Consulate in Israel should have people helping US citizens on various tax & benefits issues

More Articles from Harry Maryles
Rabbi Lichtenstein (z"l).

He was a Torah giant, uniquely exemplifying the Hashkafa of Torah U’Mada (Torah & worldly knowledge)

Brudner-012414-Hollywood

It is the character of the individual that counts, not his sexual preferences.

“I am 100% convinced that she is not in any way anti-Semitic. She is in fact a philo-Semite”

Chumros-YES! But when it comes to the Chilul HaShem described in the article they couldn’t care less

Why are employers reluctant to hire Charedim? Legitimate concerns or plain old fashioned prejudice?

Just like the shoppers on Black Friday those attending Rav Wosner’s funeral were oblivious to others

Iran not only hates the ‘Little Satan’, Israel, they hate the US- “The Great Satan too.

Daas Torah has been extrapolated to include ‘asking a Gadol’ about every decision one makes in life

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/haemtza/today-is-memorial-day/2014/05/26/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: