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:

Boy holding American Flag on Normany Beach
Image Credit: YouTube

After awhile the boy drew a crowd down on the beach. People took photos with him, but he never lost his concentration:

Boy holding flag saluting joined by others

American military service members and veterans approached him and saluted back:

American service members salute boy holding flag
Image Credit: YouTube

Then, a lone trumpeter joined him and played “Taps”:

man approaches boy holding flag and plays "Taps"

If this kid represents the future of America, we’re in pretty good hands.

SOURCE: IJReview


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LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. is a Protective Intelligence and Threat Assessment Specialist and private-sector Intelligence Analyst. He has provided Intelligence Briefings to selected members of the Arizona State Legislature on Border Security and related threats to State sovereignty since June, 2010. He provides intelligence analysis to elected officials and law enforcement across the Nation. He further distributes articles and commentaries warning the church to the threats coming like a pack of wolves looking for that which they can devour. Lyle is the author of the Amazon Kindle booklet: “Our Forefathers truly Appealed to Heaven” $5 Kindle.