73 years later, we realize even more how significant the sacrifices the Allied nations were. We bow our heads to commemorate those who gave their lives as well as these who are Missing In Action. They will never be forgotten. We are fortunate today to have a chance to honor the heroes who came back and still live between us. Sadly, time takes its toll and every year we see fewer and fewer WWII veterans who participated in that terrible war. And thus, it is our duty, as the children and grandchildren, to do everything in our power to preserve the memory of the Great Victory that saved our civilization and our freedoms.