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Tomorrow is the 80th anniversary of D-Day

World War era Brodie helmet on beach.
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Almost everyone who lived through the invasion of France, which began the end of World War II, has now died.

For most Americans, it's just a scene in a movie or a chapter in a history book, but its significance is far greater for America and the world. The life we live today would be much different if D-Day had failed. We would not be putting ourselves to the anguish of our political wars if this war had been lost. I can't imagine the courage it took to land on Omaha Beach on June 6th, 1944, and then to push forward. I visited the cemeteries of Normandy and the 9,000 graves put both a knot in my stomach and pride in my heart and respect for what happened that day. I pray we can work for peace and harmony in today's America. It's the only way we can honor those who died for us. This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.


Dr. G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div, is founder and CEO of Church Health, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured or underserved people and their families. In FY2021, Church Health had over 61,300 patient visits. Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister.