The Boy of Omaha Beach
This 11-year old American boy, whose name we could not learn, stood for an hour and a half in this posture on Omaha Beach in memory of the many, many soldiers who died there 71 years ago in 1944. He was dressed in authentic garb and the flag was a 48-star flag, same as the time.
What Does It Take for Us To Remember?
Some of us do, in the privacy of our lives, in little ways. But in this new time, with all its challenges and demands, looking back is seldom something we do.
But this boy did…and took no glory for it.
Having watched the video, now several times, and tearing up because of it, I can only salute him. I am humbled by his leadership.