On the way to Omaha Beach.

A landing craft carries American troops toward Omaha Beach on the Normandy
coast, June 6, 1944

We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in.

Gen. Colin Powell, January 26, 2003.

How much do we owe to the Greatest Generation? Just about everything. God Bless them all.