A tap on the shoulder and a ‘thank you’

Here’s today’s daily dose of sweetness.

World War II veteran Harold Zilmer of, Minot, N.D., was walking around the World War II memorial in Washington this week. He was on an Honor Flight, which flies veterans to the memorial and back on the same day.

Someone tapped him on the shoulder, WDAY says.

It was a visitor from Israel. His grandmothers were both liberated from Auschwitz. He thanked Zilmer. “For me, it’s personal,” he said.

  • Gary F

    Thank you Harold. And thanks to all the volunteers that get these folks out to DC. I was there 4 years ago and it truly is amazing watching the busloads of vets and volunteers participating in this.

  • Guest

    How intense was WWII?

    My Dad a Marine on Iwo Jima said when enemy artillery started coming in and everybody jumped into the bunkers listening to the rounds and wondered if the next would come thru the roof…….Instead of going crazy with fear, he took it as a chance to catch up on sleep. They’d have to wake him and tell him it was over.

    Sleeping thru the enemy trying to blow you up because you are dog-tired…..THAT was how intense it was in WWII.

  • Alonzo Symalla

    Thanks to all the veterans that fought to end tyranny. Even the Soviet army who liberated Auschwitz.