Quote of the Day

“When we got there, the beach had been cleared, and I never will forget it. As you land on the beach and you walk up the beach, a long streamer. The streamer said, “Through these portals America’s finest soldiers have tread.”

-World War II veteran and MLB Hall of Famer Monte Irvin in reference to when he landed on Omaha Beach in August 1945. Mr. Irvin shared his story at the American Veterans Center’s 2008 conference.

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