How can you not be when hearing the stories of WWII soldiers. Specifically I am moved by the 101st air borne H company and the 502nd Air Borne. Hearing the details of men crouching low to avoid incessant bullets raining down on them from German's sends a sense of pride through me. The graceful and deadly decent of german dive bombers over the soldiers below. A man describing "havin' enough of that" in regards to the men around him being killed by German snipers "opening up on em" to protect his fellow brothers in arms. Another vet once explained that his generation was the best and bravest there was, "If I was guilty of anything I will agree with being guilty of that". So would I!
This was a war the entire world stood together. This sense of pride and honor no longer lasts in the country. We as a people no longer stand up for ourselves the way these average men, these hero's did for so many they had never even laid eye's on. I will forever be immensely grateful to what those men and women did for their generation and all that would follow. We would all do well to remember the efforts and sacrifice of these people, this historic generation on a daily basis. I know I surely will.