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Memorial Day 2024: Remembering the Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach [VIDEO]

We are republishing this video of a young boy who stood on Omaha Beach holding the American flag and saluting as the waves hit and waters rose on this the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

It is both fitting and proper to remember all those who gave the last full measure of devotion to our nation before, on and after D-Day, June 6th, 1944.


“And a child shall lead them.” — those are the words that came to mind as I watched this video of a young man honoring the memories of those who perished on D-Day. It is well worth seven minutes of your time.

The simple act of devotion from this 11-year-old American boy is more than commensurate to honor the last full measure of devotion of young American boys some 80 years prior.

Every now and then, when there are times of despair, despondency, and desperation we just need a little reminder of the greatness and goodness of America.

Bravo young man, Steadfast and Loyal!

Click here to listen to America Patrol, mentioned in the video by Glenn Miller played by the U.S. Army Band.

EDITORS NOTE: This video originally appeared on AllenBWest.com. The Publisher of DrRichSwier.com served in combat with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. On the featured image you see this young American is wearing the Screaming Eagles patch. His heroes are those of the publisher and staff of this e-Magazine.