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D-Day

remember the heroes




 Source: U.S. Department of Defense photo via Wikimedia Commons



On the anniversary of this day, please take a moment to remember and to watch this very moving video, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes, from Hillsdale College.  Freedom comes at a high price.  But it is always worth it.


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