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D-Day a defining moment for Eisenhower

"As we honor those veterans who contributed to the success of the assault, I am reminded that D-Day was also a defining moment for one of Kansas' favorite sons, Dwight D. Eisenhower," wrote Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, about the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Moran noted how Ike prepared a message to be used if the invasion failed in which he blamed himself alone. When D-Day succeeded and Eisenhower was honored by the citizens of London, he stated, "Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends."  Moran wrote: "That was Eisenhower's brand of leadership: responsibility in the face of failure and humility in the glory of success."