A soldier from the 101st Airborne visits a grave at the Normandy American Military Cemetery on the 67th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2011.
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Just take one moment to remember June 6th, 1944—that monumental day in history. Remember those who fought, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Remember those boys who bravely stormed the beaches, sailed to Normandy, flew planes, and jumped out of them. Remember those who fell and didn’t make it back home to their families.
Without them, we wouldn’t be here.
And sadly, there aren’t many WWII veterans left to share their stories. It’s important that we remember them and pass them on to our children, through generations, so they are never, ever forgotten. So that those sacrifices were not in vain.
On that day, I encourage you all to share stories of a soldier you might want to remember. Your stories, or pictures—if you want—will be posted on the blog to share with everyone else in order to honor them. And, it doesn’t have to be strictly WWII. This is for all of those brave men and women who have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice.
In addition, you can also send messages to the Twitter account @salutingeasyco with the special hashtag, #salutingheroes
It would be really amazing if we got the #salutingheroes hashtag to trend on Twitter! :)