As You Go To The Beach This Summer

Dear Editor:

When you go to the beach this summer don’t forget the Sunscreen.
And don’t forget the young men that when to the beaches of Normandy, France nearly 80 years ago.
They didn’t go with sunscreen to sun bathe on Utah Beach. Nor did they go with swimsuits to swim at Omaha Beach. They went with backpacks loaded with 100 pounds of equipment to fight for the great freedoms we enjoy today. They went with courage and determination to help our allies liberate Europe. And they fought gallantly, and thousands never made it off the beaches during the D Day invasion.
The Hoboken World War II Memorial lists the names of the 163 men from this mile square city that never came home to Hoboken. Many of them never made it off the beaches of Normandy.
Let’s always remember the sacrifice our men & women make in servicing their Country every day. God Bless Our Troops, God Bless ALL Our First Responders & God Bless America.

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John P. Carey, Commander
Tom Kennedy Hoboken Post 107
The American Legion

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