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Little Things, by Paul Morris
In June 2014, an 11-year-old boy visited Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. As part of the boy’s personal project, titled “Project Vigil,” this little boy spent four days teaching visitors and tourists about three paratroopers who had been buried in the American Cemetery.
During the official D-Day celebration, local police didn’t allow the boy to enter the cemetery in his WWII-style uniform. So the boy took his American flag down to Omaha Beach and planted it in the sand. Staring out at the ocean, the little boy wanted to thank all the Americans who died 70 years earlier in the fight against fascism and evil….
Even thought the young man in the video put Project Vigil together in celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion, it cuts right to the heart of what Memorial Day is really about. At 5:02 of the video, something amazing happens.
Have you ever heard someone say about someone else, “She [he] has been here before”? As one watches the boy in the video, one gets the suspicion that this young man, correction little boy has been here before, in another lifetime, possibly on that very beach.
As I watched this video, I thought to myself, this country’s future is not so dark after all.
Share it with your family, your friends this Memorial Day weekend. H/t Kevin Jackson, The Black Sphere.