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November 10, 2021

“On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Navy and a grateful Nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.” I first heard those words in December 1973 at my father’s funeral. At that point in my life, my funeral […]

A D-Day Remembrance 2019

June 6, 2019

I toured the D-day beaches of Normandy in October 2015 and after moving from the beaches of Juno, Utah and Omaha, and standing on the bluff at Pointe du Hoc, our small group ended at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. The number of white Lasa marble crosses is staggering – you walk among them and […]