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Scott’s View: Highlighting The WWII Generation and Military Appreciation Month

Scott Higgins

Each May, the military and veteran community turns its attention to one of the most significant and memorable times of the year: Military Appreciation Month. This year takes on new importance as we recognize the heroism and ultimate sacrifices that made D-Day so pivotal in American History.

As today’s cover story relates, the cost of freedom was never as high as the price the Allied Forces paid that day. All in the name of liberating Europe, who could predict how D-Day turned the forces of history to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy today ? And who could predict what would have happened had D-Day not been successful.

The American Normandy cemetery in France contains the graves of nearly 9,400 war dead, and 1,600 names on the Walls of the Missing, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and the ensuing operations. Three Medal of Honor recipients rest there, as do forty-five sets of brothers who lie in peace, side by side.

As so many of those who were blessed to survive that epic struggle have now dwindled to a few who are 100 years old or more, we are reminded once again of the fleeting opportunity to thank those who served during World War II. May today’s coverage serve as a reminder for us all to thank a World War II veteran in any way we can.

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