The American Cemetery at Normandy sits on a bluff overlooking the beach where, on June 6, 1944, American soldiers waded ashore to begin the invasion of France.
The old battlefield is marked with shell craters and gun pits offering mute testimony to the fury of that day.
In the cemetery itself stand endless rows of white crosses and the occasional Star of David — mute testimony to the sacrifice it required.
If you’ve ever been there, ever knelt to read names on marble markers or stood in contemplation of the gray waters of the English Channel, you understand why my thoughts flew back there last week.
That, of course, is when The Atlantic posted a story alleging that Donald Trump described American military personnel captured or wounded in war as “losers” and “suckers.”