Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke about the 70th anniversary of storming the beach at Normandy on D-Day.
Sen. Murkowski: “Here’s what General Dwight D. Eisenhower told the troops as they prepared for the battle ahead: Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the allied expedition and force, you are about to embark on a great crusade toward which we have striven these many months, they eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave allies and brothers in arms on other fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination on Nazi tyrrany over the oppressed peoples of Europe and security for ourselves and the free world.”
She said that rarely has such pre-battle rhetoric matched the results of warfare.
Sen. Murkowski: “In his call to action Eisenhower also said that he would accept nothing less than a full victory. Thanks to America’s actions, a full victory was reached, opening the door to 70 years of liberty and freedom for our people and those threatened by the Nazis. Today, Alaska salutes our World War II veterans and all the men and women who answer the call to service.”