“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 … a date which will live in infamy,” declared U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War ll. Although the U.S. was ill prepared for a global war, this didn’t stop boys like Floyd Edwin Lawrence.
Floyd Edwin Lawrence, Seaman Second Class, shelved his 50 Caliber Browning automatic rifle and stayed in Washington for the remainder of his time in the war, overseeing warehouses and other stockrooms across the river at the gun factory. On March 17, 1946, he returned to his home in
For Edwin, June 6 is a time to remember those our country lost, but also a time of reflection. Our history has taught us lessons of courage, passion, bravery, sacrifice, and what freedom truly means. “We need to get back to flying our flags more here,” he says. “We need to appreciate what we have, because you never really appreciate what you have until it’s gone.”
As you take time to remember the 71st Anniversary of D-Day, fly your flags high in honor of those men and women who gave so much for the freedoms we enjoy today. Floyd Edwin Lawrence thanks you.