Back on Monday in a press briefing, Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, stood firm in her complete refusal to talk about why President Joe Biden Failed to commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-day this past weekend. She did toss out the excuse for Uncle Joe that the event was close to Biden’s “heart.”
“Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump all commemorated D-Day anniversaries on D-Day, on the D-Day anniversary,” Stated Peter Doocy, a Fox News reporter. “Why didn’t President Biden?”
In response, Psaki stated, “Well, I can tell you that certainly … his value for the role that, the men who served on D-Day and the memory of them, the families who have kept their memories alive over the course of years on this day is something the President has spoke to many, many times in the past on, it’s close to his heart, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more we would have to say on it.”
As Fox News reported, a course within the Department of Homeland Security gave the indication that both veterans and active service members were very angry at Biden’s failure to even mention the 77th anniversary of D-Day back on Sunday.
As stated by History.com about D-Day:
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
On Sunday, Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida, talked about D-Day via Twitter: “We are free from the threat of fascism because of the sacrifice made by countless, courageous young men 77 years ago. On D-Day, the Greatest Generation cemented their legacy into the fabric of this country as the protectors of liberty and freedom for America and the world.”
We are free from the threat of fascism because of the sacrifice made by countless, courageous young men 77 years ago. On D-Day, the Greatest Generation cemented their legacy into the fabric of this country as the protectors of liberty and freedom for America and the world. pic.twitter.com/wmbyObg5E5
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 6, 2021
Also doing more than Biden, Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, tweeted: “77 years ago, brave soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to pursue liberty & defeat evil. Today we pay solemn tribute to the greatest military who fought to protect the freedom of the world.”
77 years ago, brave soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to pursue liberty & defeat evil.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 6, 2021
Even the former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, chimed in and took more action than President Biden, saying: “On this day, in 1944, brave American and allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe. We honor their unparalleled efforts and sacrifice to defeat tyranny.”
On this day, in 1944, brave American and allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe. We honor their unparalleled efforts and sacrifice to defeat tyranny. #DDay pic.twitter.com/o1nTkPnla2
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) June 6, 2021