With all that is going on in the world today, I think it's important to never forget one of the most important days in our history, one that epitomizes the sacrifices many made in the name of freedom.
Among those landing at Normandy beach was my father, Army Master Sargent Paul Punturieri who enlisted shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He made it back home in 1946. Many thousands did not.
He passed away in 2000 and today it is estimated that less than 500 veterans of D-Day are still alive.