Saturday marks the 65th anniversary of D-Day, the greatest amphibious invasion ever launched. Some 10,000 American, British and Canadian soldiers died that day in a battle that was key to defeating the Nazi Third Reich in Europe.
The survivors are dying off so it's important to capture their stories now when we can. Our guest today is 84-year-old Walter Blum.
A retired architect living in Great Neck, New York Blum took part in D-Day. He was a private, a member of the 1st Engineering Brigade. Because of heavy casualties he was reassigned to the 315th Engineering Battalion after surviving the landing.
Also, President Obama today addressed the Muslim world from Egypt. Joining us to analyze his speech is Robert Naiman, senior policy analyst and national coordinator at Just Foreign Policy. Naiman edits the Just Foreign Policy daily news summary and writes a blog on the Huffington Post.