June 6, 2014

70 Years

70 years ago today, Allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy.

It breaks my heart that the remembrance is little more than a filler story on national news stations.  Our local paper had a small story below the fold, instead leading with headline stories about synthetic marijuana, open carry demonstrations, and George Strait's last concert.

Having lived in Europe, and having had the privilege of visiting the landing sites and corresponding monuments, museums, and cemeteries, I do not doubt that the day is marked with significant, and fittingly poignant, activities in northern France.  While so many Americans have forgotten, or have forgotten to care, about the sacrifices of that Greatest Generation, the people that were liberated as a result of our actions on that day, certainly, and appropriately, have not.

Today I am humbled and thankful for those that fought.  I will not ever forget how they changed our world for the better.

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