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By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post, June 7, 2024

The comparison between Ronald Reagan’s remarks 40 years ago and Joe Biden’s remarks yesterday couldn’t be more glaring.

Little noticed this week amid yesterday’s 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy was another anniversary just one day earlier: June 5 marked 20 years since the passing of our nation’s 40th president and this publication’s North Star: Ronald Wilson Reagan.

It’s no coincidence that Reagan’s name and words have become more closely associated with D-Day than perhaps even that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was commander-in-chief at the time of the invasion, and who himself offered a magnificent prayer on the grim occasion.

Reagan spoke twice on that day 40 years ago at Normandy: once at Pointe du Hoc, where some 225 U.S. Army Rangers braved German gunners during a harrowing 30-minute ascent of its sheer cliffs, and then later that day at Omaha Beach, which was the site of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of all. And in each case, in both speeches, the man and the message came together with the moment. That’s why we remember Reagan’s remarks, and why we’ll soon forget those of Joe Biden. …

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