A Day at the Beach

This video was left on my Facebook….I had the privilege of standing on Omaha beach a couple of years ago. I have one little container of sand and pebbles from the beach. I am as proud of that little bottle as I am all that I have achieved in my life.  As I sit here, secure and safe as a bug in a rug, I am reminded that all I have and all I will have in this life is a gift from the first man off the Higgins boat that fell as the gangway dropped.  Whether he  fell from a shot from a  MG42 or drowned by the weight of his gear, he is a greater man than I. He heard the  clarion call of a world in peril, he heard the call of his country, and he put himself in harms way for me, you, all who have come after him and all those who will come after us. He is a hero and I thank him and all those who have been lost answering the call to duty.

Thank you

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