Comparing D-Day Speech And Richard Nixon's Resignation

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The presidents of the past have made many important speeches that show a shift in the era. Two such speeches are Dwight Eisenhower’s D-Day speech and Richard Nixon’s Resignation. Eisenhower's D-Day speech was made June 6th, 1944. This was addressed to all the allied troops as they prepared to invade France. Eisenhower hoped that this would encourage the Allied soldiers taking part in the invasion. This message reminded every man that “the eyes of the world are upon you” and that their opponents are “well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.” Eisenhower incites spirit into the troops by saying that, “the free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle”. In all, Dwight’s speech is all about inciting high morale into the minds of the Allied forces before they embarked on …show more content…
This invasion also marked the end of the Nazi regime as once allied troops landed on the western coast meant the march to peace in Europe. There was small amount of doubt in the success of the invasion as Eisenhower knew that there would be huge losses for allied troops in the first week of the invasion on France. He even carried around a note in his pocket in preparation if the attack failed. Luckily that note stayed crumbled in his pocket for the remainder of the invasion. On the night of the invasion FDR notified the nation by radio, and asked that they joined him in prayer. At the time you can feel that most people who was involved in D-Day were filled with great courage and patriotism by the speech as well as the weight of the world on their soldiers. The victory at Normandy came with success but not without great cost. More US soldiers died in the invasion of D-Day than the 17 years we were in the Iraq and