Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ike's D-Day Message ... Leadership

As we remember 68 years ago and D-Day, let's also take time to reflect on the meaning of leadership and the unsent message drafted on June 5 by Dwight Eisenhower to We the People in case the mission failed. 

The short "blame accepting for failure" message never was sent because D-Day was a trememdous success militarily. It read in part:

"My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."

Of course, our fighting forces went on to win World War II and save the free world from the Nazis.

Eisenhower was later elected President for two terms in 1952 and 1956, respectively.

And his unsent message is all about leadership. We sure could use some responsibility taking leadership today.

But there's hope. Just maybe yesterday's strong vote in favor of retaining Governor Walker by We the People in Wisconsin means things are on the mend and that We the People are taking charge again.

More to come later today.

But for now, let's all take time to remember the events of D-Day and how many of our brave young We the People did the impossible 68 years ago at Normandy.

Thanks. Bob.

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