Sixty-five years ago today, American, British and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, marking the beginning of the end of the war in Europe. Let us never forget the thousands who died on those beaches that day and elsewhere in Europe in the ensuing months.
They died for you and me.
Update: I received an email from a friend today, a portion of which I would like to share. My friend wrote, “I went to the local Pathmark [supermarket] this morning, and an elderly gentleman had on his navy hat from WWII. I shook his hand and thanked him for his service. He cried saying thank you.”