Monday, June 6, 2016

D-Day: The men who saved the world

Today is not just any day. It is June 6.

For every newspaper editor, it needs to be circled on the calendar.

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the Allies assault on the beaches of Normandy, the "Longest Day" that turned the tide of World War II. Woe be to any newspaper editor who fails to recognize what was gained - and lost - on that fateful day.

We started on Saturday, covering a very special event at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Square. It is quickly becoming the focal point for so many veterans' honors in the county.

Today we have a very special profile. We talked to George Anthony of Media.

Anthony's memories of D-Day do not come from a history book.

They come from life.

Anthony was on board a landing craft as it delivered troops and supplies in the first wave of D-Day.

Make sure you read it here.

We owe Anthony, and all those who took part in D-Day, a debt that can never be repaid.

The least we can do is make sure their stories are not forgotten.

That is part of the reason they are referred to as the Greatest Generation.

All they did was save the world.

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