71 years ago today was D-Day June 6, 1944

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My Dad was the first man on Omaha Red two hours before the D-Day invasion. We lose hundreds of World War II veterans every day. That group has been called the Greatest Generation. I believe that honor is well deserved.

I was 22 before I found out that Dad had won the Bronze Star with V for valor. He never talked about his service until he joined the VFW. That caused him for the first time to be willing to re-live his experiences. He told his story to my co-author Dr. Phillip Trinity and me. I was able to write his memoirs from those interviews with the help of Phil.

While many were drafted after the Pearl Harbor attack, Dad had seen the war coming and had joined the ROTC at Ohio State. He did his job with wit and valor.

Today, those that serve in the arm forces volunteered to join. When you see someone that is serving or has served, please thank them for their service. It is not much compared to their service but it lets them know … Read more at FryingPanSports

This Memorial Day weekend thank a Veteran for his or her service to our nation.

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This is Memorial Day weekend to help us remember all of those that have served and those that have died protecting our freedoms. I never served but after I graduated from Ohio State I did volunteer for the Navy during the Viet Nam war. I was 4F but my Dad was the first man on Omaha Red 2 hours before the D-Day invasion. I grew up with a great respect for the military. His memories have been recently published by Merriam-press.com.

Almost 1000 World War II veterans die every day. The next time you see a Veteran thank him or her for their service. They are the best of the best. Each of the recent Veterans volunteered for service knowing full well that they would see action in the War on Terror. It takes a special person to volunteer to fight for you and I.

Those that came back from Viet Nam never got the parades or appreciation that other returning Veterans have had. They deserve it as well. Your thanks will mean the world to them. It will help give meaning to Memorial Day for you as well.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think.

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