Tuesday, June 08, 2021

MEMORIAL DAY & 77TH D-DAY ANNIVERSARY (Published 6/8/2021)


My first article today was for humor and fun. I have another one or two articles in mind. I will write them later. I will, instead, pause to give honor. 3/31/21 was Memorial Day. Sunday, June 6,2021, was the 77th anniversary of the Operation Overlord D-Day landing, on June 6, 1944.

Memorial Day

Most folks seemed to have remembered – at least that they had a day off work. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman – and I – visited with her folks, who live nearby. That was the first time that I had seen my in-laws, since 7/18/2020! I had seen them on those “video chat” things that had been arranged for other days. Well, I was glad to see that they were, in the flesh, doing well enough still!

Memorial Day, “originally known as Decoration Day,” was “originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.” The USSA Democrat Socialists do not want us to remember the origin of Memorial Day or the reason why we remember.

My father-in-law and I exchanged a brief word, on 3/31/21, about the almost countless number of soldiers that died, in multiple wars, in sacrifice for our freedom. I was overwhelmed in my mind for a moment. I could not fathom the almost countless losses.

I wish that this once great nation would live in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Well, I know that many of us do. I know, however, that the Socialists do not care – sadly. They live in dishonor. We who honor live in honor.


“On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II. It was the largest invasion force in history, with hundreds of thousands of American, British, Canadian and other troops. It was one of the most important events of the second World War. More than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supported the operation. An estimated 10,000 Allied forces were killed, wounded and missing in action. The invasion is credited with sparking the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control and laid the foundations for the Allied victory on the Western Front” (

My Mom, Betty Lou Wood Ferrell, was age 11. My Dad, Earl Henry Ferrell, was age 16.

Place the recent political trivialities (i.e., the 1/6/2021 start of the USSA, the beginning of the fall of this once great nation, etc.) into the context of D-Day 6/6/1944. Doing so will provide everlasting focus. Read or watch a few documentaries, if you need to do so.

Aside from a random mention in the news (TV, radio, paper, online), I wonder how many folks in this once great nation even remembered – or cared, sadly. I did not find any D-Day movie or documentary on TV, at the times I searched. This was another example of the early stages in the fall of this once great nation. Give it about 70 more years or so.


My first article today made me laugh a few times. I hope it made you laugh too. This article saddens me. It needed to do so.

This writing honors the sacrifice of the many, who died and served, to save this once great nation from Nazi Germany and Japanese Imperial threats, during World War II, and in so many other wars. Sadly, this once great nation is not living in honor of their ultimate sacrifice for our temporal freedom.

Jesus, the Christ, paid the ultimate sacrifice for our everlasting freedom. Many have accepted the free gift of salvation and freedom. Many have not. Wisdom dictates that the have nots will join the haves.

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