EDITORIAL: When You Go To The Beach | John P. Carey, Commander — Hoboken American Legion Post 107
When you go to the beach this summer, don’t forget the sunscreen.
And don’t forget the young men who went to the beaches of Normandy, France some 75 years ago.
They didn’t go with sunscreen to sunbathe on Utah Beach. Nor did they go with swimsuits to swim at
Omaha Beach. They went with backpacks loaded with 100 pounds of equipment to fight for the great
freedoms we enjoy today.
They went with courage and determination to help our Allies liberate Europe, and they fought gallantly—and thousands never made it off those beaches during the D-Day invasion.
The Hoboken World War II Memorial lists the names of the 163 men from this Mile Square City who
never came home to Hoboken. Many of them never made it off the beaches of Normandy.
Let’s always remember the sacrifice our men and women make in servicing their country—not only on
Memorial Day, but everyday.
God Bless Our Troops, God Bless Hoboken & God Bless America.
John P. Carey, Commander
Hoboken American Legion Post 107