Seventy-six years have passed since our troops landed at Normandy when Allied forces began their final assault in Europe. Thousands of lives were lost and vast numbers of people were injured during that monumental invasion which changed the direction of World War II. Many of us have had the privilege of knowing individuals who participated in those incredible battles, and our hearts are filled with gratitude for them. Time passes by quickly, and we may miss opportunities to say thanks. Let us grasp every opportunity to recognize and honor these patriots. “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you” (Romans 1:8).