- Editor’s note: The best way to understand D-Day is to listen to someone who was there. Andy Rooney commented about June 6, 1944, 60 years later on June 6, 2004, on CBS News 60 MINUTES broadcast. Let us not forget the legacy of that day as Rooney puts into perspective for this country’s future! Click here for Rooney’s commentary.
“Andy Rooney on D-Day: ‘A day unlike any other'”
“Back in 2004, the 60 Minutes commentator, who had been a war correspondent during WWII, remembered what he saw on Utah Beach 75 years ago”
“Because it was part of my life, I’d like to say something about D-Day. I don’t know how to say it any differently than I did in a book I wrote called “My War.” If you are young and not really clear what D-Day was, let me tell you. It was a day unlike any other. There have only been a handful of days since the beginning of time on which the direction the world was taking has been changed for the better in one 24-hour period by an act of man. June 6th, 1944 was one of them. What the Americans, the British, and the Canadians were trying to do was get back a whole continent that had been taken from its rightful owners by Adolf Hitler’s German army. It was one of the most monumentally unselfish things one group of people ever did for another.” Click here for the full video.