They came from farms, small towns and cities across America. Many enlisted because of Pearl Harbor. All fought because of duty to country.
They waded onto beaches, flew over cliffs, and parachuted into enemy lines — all accomplished while being bombarded with relentless enemy fire.
In spite of all the unknowns that faced them that day, they continued on and fought valiantly with courage and determination. They became a band of brothers to protect each other as well as to preserve the freedoms of their loved ones at home.
On this 70th anniversary of D-Day, please honor all those who served on that day as I will my dad, 1st Lt. Robert Lenburg, a glider pilot who flew into the pitch darkness of France in the first wave of the invasion.
Remember: These "greatest generation" vets sacrificed their youth that we might grow old in freedom.
- Carolyn Fox, Valparaiso