Saturday, June 06, 2009

Giving thanks to the thinning ranks

June 6 is one of those dates close to my heart. Instead of the normal sort of D-Day post, I'd like to point you to this instead:

As the 65th anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion of Europe approaches, even the youngest men who survived the bloody beach assaults, night parachute drops and glider landings into northeast coastal France now find themselves in their 80s.

We've been losing WWII vets since WWII. If you've ever watched Band of Brothers, at the very end you hear about various members of Easy Co. who died in the years between 1945 and when the miniseries was done. The rate has, just by nature, accelerated in recent years. These brave men and women are facing their end on this world. We may never see their like again. God bless them all.

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