Ronald Reagan D Day Speech Analysis

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President Ronald Reagan’s speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day is one to remember. He spoke of the bravery and showed the veterans gratitude for their selflessness to fight. The speech takes place in Normandy, France at the D-Day memorial. These veterans fought to give freedom back to those it was taken from. President Ronald Reagan does make a convincing argument in his remarks of the D-Day address because he not only recognizes the American veterans but also every veteran from the other countries who came to help. He also speaks briefly about the events that happen that day and ends his speech by saying “Thank you very much, and God bless you all.” (Top 100 Speeches) Ronald Reagan’s speech at the 40th anniversary of D-Day was for all the brave veterans who were apart of the unforgettable day, June 6, 1944. The selflessness and courage it took for those men to fight was remarkable. Reagan said “These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” He uses the words “champions” and “heroes” to describe these men. American soldiers were not the only ones who fought with courage and bravery. Canadians were ready to give all even though they had known what was waiting for them. “All of these men were part of a rollcall of…show more content…
It was a day when soldiers of different countries came together as one for the greater good, to give freedom back to those it was taken from. There is no doubt the soldiers were nothing less of courageous and Ronald Reagan expresses gratitude to them. He also recognized those lives that were lost. He closes his speech with “Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their value, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for their ideals for which they lived and died. Thank you very much, and God bless you all.” (100
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