My wife's grandfather was on the beach and her step-grandfather was flying on d-day. We had the pleasure of attending the 65th anniversary with the two of them at the D-Day Memorial (~4 hours from my house). It was an incredible experience.
Listing to NPR describe the silent, motionless salute held by the veterans still alive an in attendance at the ceremonies today gave me a mental image that nearly put tears in my eyes. I can't imagine -- nor do I want to -- what that was like.
Hats off to all of 'em - and THANKS!