Pope Francis remembers, and is grateful.
Francis praised “the numerous soldiers who left their country to land on the beaches of Normandy to fight against Nazi barbarism and free occupied France”.
The Vatican said Francis “also does not forget the German soldiers dragged into this drama, like all victims of war”.
Though written long before the invasion of Normandy, G.K. Chesterton’s thoughts from his book, Orthodoxy (1908), captures the paradox faced by the soldier, and why gratitude for their courageous efforts (when exercised justly) is something not to be taken for granted by us, but to be lauded and praised.
“Take the case of courage. [Read more...]