Barnicle on fallen D-Day soldiers

Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, David Ignatius and Mike Barnicle as they reflect on surviving D-Day veterans and fallen D-Day soldiers while the show is live from Normandy as world leaders, D-Day veterans and others gather at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. “Each of the times I've been here to cover it or bringing my family here, I find it an overwhelming site because of the knowledge of what went on here, and it strikes you, or at least it strikes me, when you stop at individual head stones…David and I were here at dusk, and I stopped at one head stone, a young man from South Dakota; and I looked him up after we left here, try to find the family history, and he was just a little over the age of 18 when he was killed on June 6th, 1944. And you wonder what would bring a young man at 18 from South Dakota all the way here to Omaha Beach to die for your country, which is what they all did. They died for the person next to them in the Higgins boats as they landed, they died for the friends they made; but they died for our country,” says Barnicle about the fallen soldiers of D-Day. Join the conversation here.



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