Today, June 6, 2014, marks a landmark anniversary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, D-Day. As we reflect on the gravity of that day in our nation’s history, let us not forget those who never had a chance to reflect. Never had a chance to tell their stories, and share their experiences with their children, grand-children, and even great-grand-children.
The 70th Anniversary is bittersweet for friends and family of those who participated in the invasion, especially the veterans themselves, as it will likely be the last landmark anniversary many of the veterans are able to celebrate and remember. We’re losing more and more of our greatest generation each and every day, and we must not forget the sacrifices they have made.
So to celebrate today, I challenge each of you do two things.
1. Thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice for our country, our way of life, and our freedom.
2. Take up the spirit of sacrifice for the sake of others, and do something random, an act of kindness, for someone you don’t know.
God Bless our troops, God bless our veterans, and God Bless the United States of America.