Firefighters, police, EMT's, soldiers showed up, first by the score, then by the dozen, finally by the hundreds. Each hero committing their own separate acts of courage great and small.
Three-quarters of a century later, we still remember the brave men who stormed those beaches for our freedom and what their countless acts of bravery mean to us today.
Today is the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. Between 4,000 and 5,000 Allied soldiers died that day in June 1944, no one is really sure. We know that many of them did not even make it onto dry land, and thousands more would be killed in the days immediately following.
How would those who died in the War of 1812 react to football players not honoring the Star Spangled Banner, a song written about the flag some of them literally died to defend?
Remember our fallen warriors.