Saturday, June 5, 2010
Remembering D-Day - June 6, 1944
The extraordinary video (below) was forwarded by a friend in Kentucky:
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Should not be a man alive who doesn't get a wet eye watching this and thinking about those brave boys who fought for our freedom during WWII.
Here is background on this video as given on YouTube:
"While visiting the American cemetery in Normandy, a French gentleman and his friends came upon Amos, and when he realized that Amos was a World War II veteran who fought in Normandy, the French gentleman gave Amos a letter. My brother Joe read the letter to us and as we all listened, we all cried. You can see the thankfulness in the French gentleman, as he holds Amos's hand and thanks him as he leaves. A truly enchanting moment."
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On June 6, pause and offer thanks to those brave warriors of the Greatest Generation who fought their way ashore at Normandy and began the quest to re-capture Europe from the Nazis.
And if you see a World War II veteran at a restaurant - buy his meal....
Charles M. Grist