Twenty years have passed, and I am still very much in awe of those young men, most them younger than I am now. Though they were scared, they followed orders, did what needed to be done. How can we not be humbled by their sacrifice?
Would You Be A Grandfather Today?
Fifty years ago you took these beaches,
From the Nazi Germans who had taken France,
You died here, in Normandy, so very far from home.
My grandfathers fought this war, too,
But they survived, returned home, raised families.
Would you have done this, too?
Standing here, looking at your marble crosses,
I realize that had they not survived, I would not be here today.
If you had survived the D-Day beaches,
Would you be a grandfather today?