How can we focus on living every second? One way is to pay tribute to those whose lives were cut short, who didn’t live to grow older, who died young along with others in their band of brothers.
A highlight of my travels is a tour of the Normandy D-Day area in a 1942 Jeep.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
At the tour’s end, I climbed out of the Jeep with a heart of gratitude to the brave young people who died here — those who would not grow old. What a poignant reminder to own every second this world gives.
Check out D-Day Battle Tours for more information about the tour. Here’s my husband Curt with our excellent guide Monica.