“You can manufacture weapons
and you can purchase ammunition,
but you can’t buy valor
and you can’t pull heroes off an assembly line.”
Sergeant John B Ellery, U.S. 1st Infantry Division
On Saturday, we took an emotional journey along the D-Day beaches in Normandy.
It’s hard to express how truly moving it is to stand on this peaceful stretch of coastline and think about that day – June 6, 1944.
The land is still scarred with zig-zagging trenches, concrete bunkers and other evidence of Hitler’s Atlantic wall.
How close we came to a very different world, and what a sacrifice these thousands of men made to preserve our freedom.
We use the term ‘hero’ so loosely today. These are the real heroes… lest we forget.