The Clare-Farwell American Legion Post 558 hosted a ceremony in honor of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6. The feature of the ceremony was the veterans themselves that served in WWII. There was a special tribute paid to each WWII Veteran in attendance. The microphone was passed to every WWII survivor at the ceremony. Their stories brought laughter, cheers, applause and even a tear or two.
WWII touched every household in America. Not only was recognition given to those who were drafted or enlisted, but a tribute was paid to their spouses and families as they were «left behind» to keep things in order stateside. One Veteran in attendance was George Crisp who was actually at Normandy. Even though he was a few days behind the initial assault, that operation went on for several weeks. 10,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or captured that day; over 400 service personnel from Michigan are still buried in that area.
We must never forget the price that was paid so that we can live in the «Land of the free and the Home of the brave.» Post Commander Robert «Bob» Mulrenin stated that « The American Legion Post 558 is determined to REMEMBER-HONOR-TEACH so that each generation pauses to give proper respect to those who paid the ultimate price for their country.” God Bless America!!