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D-Day 2020 Message
“Reclaim our Humanity” Sixth of June Video
“Today we REMEMBER the price of fighting oppression. June 6, 1944, seventy-six years ago, Americans and Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate humanity from tyranny. These soldiers were of many races and religions.
This incredible legacy is diminishing as a physical reminder of what true heroism is. What it means not only to fight the fight but also to purposefully live the lessons learned from the experience.
WWII taught us that we could come together only with mutual respect and compassion. It’s up to us now to continue the LEGACY of these brave soldiers who sacrificed so much for all the freedoms we enjoy today.
The WWII generation created institutions to safeguard democratic principles and our way of life. Preserving these institutions requires vigilance so that we do not fall back into the ways of tyranny and chaos. Preservation comes with education, community involvement, charitable action, and personal commitment.
It’s up to us…”
Patton Legacy Sports
George Smith Patton, Jr. OLY
In June 2019, The World Olympians Association recognized George Smith Patton, Jr. posthumously for his “role in society as an Olympian, living and promoting the Olympic values.” As an Olympian, this recognition grants him the prestigious use of the letters OLY after his name.
With a combination of military training while at West Point, a natural ability as an accomplished horseman, swordsman … the young Lieutenant was chosen to compete in the new sport of Modern Pentathlon for the United States during the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm (SWE) in 1912. Based on the pentathlon from the ancient Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin introduced its debut as an event that would “test a man’s moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby the ideal, complete athlete.” The Olympian, George Smith Patton, finished 5th in the first ever Olympic Modern Pentathlon competition.
For more on the history of the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon, and George Smith Patton’s participation in it, we encourage a visit to the website of the international governing body for the sport, the Union Internationale Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).
Read about the History of the UIPM.
Read more about the World Olympians Association OLY.
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