69 years ago men willingly boarded landing boats, jumped out of planes and piloted gliders not knowing whether they’d live to see another day. There is a good reason why their generation is sometimes called ‘The Greatest’ because I don’t know if we could do the same thing today.
History will never forget the details of the invasion such as the names of the beaches – Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword and Juno – but we must also never forget the sacrifice and the herculean effort that these people undertook in the name of Freedom.
We throw around words like ‘warrior’ and ‘patriot’ today but when our deeds and actions are measured against those who hit the beaches or jumped out of planes on June 6th, 1944 it seems unfair.
Remember these warriors today by sharing their story with someone from a younger generation.