Wednesday, June 18, 2014

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome

Photo taken on June 4, 1944. 

Once yours truly gave a tour of the Vatican Museums to one of these soldiers.  It was his first return to Rome since June of '44.  He was from the UK, in a wheelchair, an elderly man with a beard.  It was a Monday morning.  I had to push him up the hill in the rain on our way into the Vatican.  He kept apologizing.  I stopped and said: "It is an honor.  THANK YOU, sir, for your service in the name of liberty and freedom for all men."  Honestly, it was the most enjoyable tour I ever led.

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