Ronald Reagan commemorates D-Day:
So, on this day, the anniversary of D-Day I wish to thank American soldiers, men and women who have sacrificed greatly so that others might live lives free of tyranny, starvation and sorrow. I thank the American soldier for being willing to lay down their lives in defense of America and the Constitution. I thank the American soldier for leaving families, lives, school, jobs and careers in order to preserve freedom across the world. I simply thank the American soldier for ... being.