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Sacrifices made in war inspire awe

By Carl Ackerman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 08, 2014

~~<p>It seems fitting that I sit here in Kansas City, Mo., writing about that June 6 day 70 years ago, when 160,000 Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches to help break the Nazi stronghold over Europe that had existed under Adolph Hitler's personal direction.</p>
<p>The courage of those men is well understood by the 450 history teachers and professors who are here with me, grading the Advanced Placement European History exam. Some here have volunteered their time to correct examinations that their students took at the end of a year. A unit of this class was devoted to World War II.</p>
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It seems fitting that I sit here in Kansas City, Mo., writing about that June 6 day 70 years ago, when 160,000 Allied troops landed on the Normandy beaches to help break the Nazi stronghold over Europe that had existed under Adolph Hitler's personal direction.

The courage of those men is well understood by the 450 history teachers and professors who are here with me, grading the Advanced Placement European History exam. Some here have volunteered their time to correct examinations that their students took at the end of a year. A unit of this class was devoted to World War II. Login for more...



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