One of the places our friend wanted to visit was the D-Day Beaches.Our father’s were in the United States Navy, in fact that is how we met years ago when our father’s were stationed at Pearl Harbor, so it was a definite must!

Three years ago, Steve and I had spent the day on a D-Day tour, so we knew the places that had to be visited.  Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pont du Hoc, Arromanches and of course the American Cemetary.

72 years later, here we are and our hearts are rent with pride and grief for those young lives who gave all for freedom. Our freedom, and Europe’s freedom.

As we visited these spots, the stories of  valor and the names of these young men and women cut into our emotions, as their names are repeated even today, 72 years later. They had so much to live for ahead of them in life, some made it home, many didn’t, but they all gave it everything they had!

Thank you is not nearly enough! But our patriotism lives on because of your gift.



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