June 6, 1944.
73 years ago today.
The D-Day invasion of Normandy.
A few years ago I had the honor to visit the American cemetery in Normandy.
I found it inspiring.
Moving in a way impossible to put into words.
And, most of all, humbling.
It was also sad at the same time.
Sad that it had to come to that.
Sad that we literally had to throw everything we had at the enemy and lose huge numbers of good men in the process.
So much could have been done early on to stop it.
But too many were afraid to admit the truth or even to call the enemy names.
That wouldn’t have been “nice”.
So instead they urged us to just be quiet.
Keep our mouth shut.
Kick it under the carpet.
And then the monster would go away.
So the voices of “peace” prevailed.
And the enemy festered.
Until there was no choice left but to fight.
Fight for our very survival against now horrible odds.
This mistake happens all the time in history.
And in our personal lives too.
We let something go on for too long, and what could have been a simple fix becomes a task of daunting proportions.
If we don’t learn from history, then we’re bound to repeat it.
So learn the lessons.
And make the necessary changes.
Because liberation awaits.
Rest in Peace brave souls. We owe you everything. It was indeed your finest hour.
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