Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for a timely conversation with Governor Phil Bryant, the State of Mississippi (2012-2020), executive advisory board member of the International Leaders Summit and founding partner at Bryant Songy Snell Global Partners. The dicussion focuses on the 77th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and reflecting on that historic day when 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline with a goal to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany and hasten the end of World War II.
According to published reports, 73,000 soldiers were from the United States and an estimated 6,603 Americans were killed, wounded, or missing in action on D-Day.
Governor Bryant shares about his visit to The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, and relays the significance of ensuring that our fellow-Americans understand the significance of the sacrifices made on June 6, 1944, to advance the just cause in defeating tyranny, liberating Europe and preserving our freedoms.
View short clip: Freedom's Heroes of WWII - Liberating Europe from Nazi Tyranny
In his own words, Maj. Richard Winters shares a brief message of what it was like to be in the company of heroes. Major Winters ((January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011) led paratroopers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the D-Day landings. | Credit/Courtesy, HBO Films.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Message
Governor Phil Bryant served as Mississippi’s 64th governor from 2012 to 2020. Before becoming the state’s chief executive, the Honorable Phil Bryant was lieutenant governor, state auditor, and represented his legislative district in the Mississippi House of Representatives for five years.
As governor, the Hon. Phil Bryant led Mississippi in implementing transformational public education reforms, promoting economic development, advancing strategic trade missions, and building a competitive business climate that attracted major employers like Amazon, Yokohama Tire Corporation and Continental Tire. According to published reports: “Under Gov. Bryant’s administration, 80,000 jobs were created and some $7 billion in private investment were brought into the state of Mississippi.”
Relevant articles and video:
The Jerusalem Post: Love from Mississippi
Phil Bryant, governor of Mississippi, speaks about the U.S.-Israel relationship.
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