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Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets - InstantViral
Given the painful memories, given their unfamiliarity with the country they liberated, given the difficulty of traveling abroad, why are Americans in their 90s coming back for this week’s anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy? For many, returning is a duty, a way to honor fallen comrades and fulfill promises they made as young men never to forget each other. Some buried their memories for decades but feel a compulsion to face their demons before going to their graves. Many fear the world is forgetting and want young people to hear their stories one last time. The inevitability of all veterans of the 1939-1945 war being gone soon is acting as a clarion call. From across the …