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Old 06-05-2019, 06:59 PM   #4
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On a visit to my son stationed in Germany in the AF, he took me and his mom to Normandy where we had a private detailed tour of the beaches, battlegrounds, cemeteries and villages. We also toured throughout the region on other wonderful visits to France and Germany. I was most impressed with the many stories of heroism in battle from our English tour guide and from my son who is a student of military history in the region. I came away believing that every US politician should be required to make a similar tour, to see the sacrifices made by our countrymen and the credit given to the allied soldiers, especially by the smaller villages and the vivid memories of thanks still living with the local residents.
"Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman
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