An 11-year-old American boy had the right idea when he saluted our brave men who fought and died on Omaha beach. Him and his father went to visit Normandy last year and pay their respects to the men who stormed those beaches 70 years ago last year in a D-Day vigil. Our brave men stormed Normandy and Omaha beach under heavy fire to begin the invasion that would defeat Nazi Germany and make Europe free again.
This young boy visited a cemetery were the fallen hero’s lay and told tourists about paratroopers and what part they played on D-Day. When the he went to return to the cemetery on June 6 last year, he was denied entrance. The young boy then took his flag and marched to the beach. He stood at attention for over an hour, holding his flag, even when the tide began to come in he did not retreat, but stood there at attention. The wind whipped at his small face and body, but he did not flinch.