Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
June 6, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Statement on D-Day
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement regarding the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
"My Mom still remembers. My Uncle Raymond was only 18 years old when he hit the beaches of Normandy, knowing only that a big battle lay ahead. And on that day, Raymond became my hero. He was critically injured as American troops stormed the beaches there; a few days later, in a makeshift hospital, he died. Mom still remembers being a little girl and seeing the military officers in uniform knocking on the door to tell my grandmother her 18-year-old son was killed. My grandmother fell to the floor.
“For every American, D-Day is a symbol of American resolve and courage, that we’re willing to offer our lives to secure the liberty and freedom of others. But personally, every time I hug a veteran, I think of Uncle Raymond. He will always be remembered, and he will always be loved."