July 22, 2011
A Reminder of Liberty's Price
Art Spander, RealClearSports
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France - So quiet now as waves roll in below and the rain falls on precisely aligned rows of white marble Latin crosses and Stars of David.
Only last week, not far away on the southeastern tip of England, crowds and noise filled a golf course where the British Open was under way.
Yet this was a journey not just to another land but to another time, a time difficult to understand, even with the huge cemetery, many monuments and long history.
"A lot of kids have not the least idea of what America went through,'' Walter Ehlers, 90, told the Daily Mail of London a few days ago.
Ehlers landed on the sand here, code-named Omaha Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He won a Medal of Honor in...
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