The following events unfolded on June 6, 2014, seventy years after D-Day, but it is surely worth repeating if you’ve already seen this boy’s amazing story. This young lad shows tremendous respect and affection for our fallen heroes who died on that beach.
The young boy spent several days in the American Cemetery talking to visitors and teaching them about the soldiers buried there.
On June 6th, the anniversary of D-Day, the boy wasn’t allowed back into the cemetery so, instead, he went down to Omaha beach where he stood looking out over the waters and saluting the spirits of all the fallen veterans.
For hours the boy remained at attention while dressed in a full World War II American soldier‘s uniform and holding a 48-star WWII era American flag planted firmly in the sand.
After a short while, the boy began drawing the attention of other beach goers. Many approached him to get pictures with him and thank him for the statement he was making.
But it was the boy who wanted to do all the thanking to the D-Day soldiers and veterans everywhere.
Who among us could stand at attention and hold a flag for that length of time? Certainly not I and this child has my admiration and thanks.
The passion that this young man exhibited in honoring our veterans is nothing short of inspiring and should teach us all a lesson. The boy stood firm even as the tide came in, envisioning those soldiers and remembering the sacrifices so many men made so we could live free.
Young man, we salute you and our fallen heroes.
“All gave some…some gave all.”