The American Spirit: What Does It Mean?


Quoted from the article:

When Stephen Ambrose was conducting interviews for his great book on D-Day, he asked a veteran who survived the Normandy invasion why he had donned the uniform as a young man and joined the fight.

The old soldier thought back to the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, as he climbed aboard a Higgins boat headed for Omaha Beach, and told Steve:

β€œI had my life ahead of me. I knew the difference between right and wrong, and I did not want to grow up in a world in which wrong prevailed.”