The French Victory day of WWII is celebrated on May 8th. Andrea and I happened to be in Beaune (Burgundy region) where the whole town seemed to turn out for the celebration.
It seemed a sharp contrast to how the majority of Americans spend our Memorial Day.
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies,
That blood of heroes never dies.
As I write this my cub scout and his leader father, Ret. MSgt. Eric C. Gunn, are placing flags at the local cemetery for men they never met but are honored to acknowledge their ultimate sacrifice.
Comments have been turned off as a representation of silence so that the Gunn family can reflect and honor those who have lost their lives defending our country.