U.S. Holocaust Museum - 20th Anniversary Tribute - jef1000

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World War II veteran Herman Zeitchik (89) (left) of Silver Spring MD earned the French Legion of Honor Medal by landing at Normandy, helping liberate Paris, and holding back Nazis at the Battle of the Bulge. He also helped liberate starving prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp.

World War II veteran Donald McCarthy (89) (right) was in the first assault group on Omaha beach. said with emotion "by seeing this museum it brings back the horror of what happened... as kids we didn't know why we were fighting till we got on the beaches... it is so important to remember what this is all about and why there was a WWII in the first place"