An 11-year-old boy visited Normandy last June to pay his respects to the fallen WWII soldiers at Omaha Beach for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.
As part of a project, called “Project Vigil,” the boy, dressed in a soldier’s uniform from WWII, trekked down to the beach and planted the American flag in the sand. He snapped his elbow to his forehead in a salute to those who lost their lives on the bloody sands of Omaha beach.
He held the salute for an hour and a half.
He only stopped once…Why?
To wipe tears from his eyes as he thanked the Americans who died:
After awhile the boy drew a crowd down on the beach. People took photos with him, but he never lost his concentration:
American military service members and veterans approached him and saluted back:
Then, a lone trumpeter joined him and played “Taps”:
If this kid represents the future of America, we’re in pretty good hands.
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