In this podcast episode, we feature a speech by President Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on D-Day during World War Two. The speech was given on the cliffs above the Normandy beach where the U.S. Rangers successfully scaled the wall despite heavy German fire. More than half the Rangers lost their lives during the assault. This short speech is considered by many historians as one of Reagan’s best. Separately, I provide two PDF documents: first a transcript of this speech, and secondly a short history of Ronald Reagan. Next week, I will provide the short speech given by General Eisenhower to the troops in preparation for their landing on the beaches.
- Click this link for a transcript of Reagan's speech.
- Click this link for a short life history of Ronald Reagan.