I have met a lot of WW2 vets in my life. Each and every one of you will tell you they are not heroes. They were survivors by the grace of God. The heroes aren’t here anymore. The most poignant part of the WW2 Memorial in Washington DC is the gold stars. The most gripping part of the National WW2 Museum is the oral histories. Take a moment and listen to them sometime.
Enjoy your Memorial Day.