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Veterans watch President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a World War II commemoration in Washington, May 8, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
Veterans watch President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a World War II commemoration in Washington, May 8, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

On the several occasions that I’ve stayed in the town of Boulouris, on the Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Nice, I would take my morning run along a road that overlooks the beaches where Allied forces landed in August 1944 to liberate southern France. At the garage that marked the midpoint of my run, where I would turn and head back home, the road’s name changes from the Route de la Corniche to the Boulevard de la 36eme Division du Texas, a tribute to the U.S. Army division that took part in the landings. Every time I saw the street […]

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