For the past several months I’ve had the privilege of being invited to a monthly “Battle of the Bulge Veterans Lunch”. And I sincerely count it as a privilege because I am the only one there who did not live through - or marry someone who lived through - the battle.
Our time together is always filled with memorable moments. Some are inspiring, like when Michette (seated on the right) told us of her family’s brave defiance in the midst of Nazi occupation. Some are heartbreaking, like when Carl (on the left) read us the beautiful eulogy he wrote for his recently deceased wife’s funeral.
The moment captured in the video above is Sam reading a poem given to him by a grateful American. The poem seemed to be a necessary reminder to the group sitting there that day that their service, and the things they fought for so long ago, still make a difference today.