A Veteran’s Day Salute
On this Veteran’s Day, as I do every year, I remember that my dad survived as a second wave member of the invasion forces at Normandy beach during WWII.
The Invasion of Normandy established the Allied forces in France in 1944. It was the largest amphibious operation ever to take place.
In the weeks following the invasion, Allied forces faced horrific combat encounters, but managed to break the back of the German forces in Europe at the tremendous cost of human lives.
My dad was one of the lucky ones, and so was I. The wonderful life I have led is the direct result of his efforts and the efforts of all those who sacrificed so much that my generation should live in freedom.
Salute them. Honor them. Respect them. We all have a moral obligation to do so.