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Nursing Home Tells Soldier He Can’t Go to Normandy – So He Sneaks Out and Goes Anyway

In a remarkable story out of Great Britain on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, 89-year old Bernard Jordan snuck out of his nursing home and made his way to Normandy for an anniversary celebration.

The 89-year old was denied permission to go to the event by the nursing home where he lives, but on Thursday evening the home reported the man missing. Police began searching for him in earnest.

Local authorities were soon contacted by a younger veteran who had spoken to Mr. Jordan on the way to Normandy and were told that he was fine, attending the day’s events and staying at a local hotel.





The home where Mr. Jordan lives has said that “Mr Jordan has full capacity, which means that he can come and go from the home as he pleases, which he does on most days. At no stage was he banned from going to the commemorations.”

Whatever his reasons for leaving unannounced, it certainly does sound like something a veteran of the landing would do. These were some of the bravest and most courageous men our world has ever seen… willing to charge up a defenseless beach towards an enemy who had the superior ground and heavy weaponry – all for the sake of saving a continent.

We salute Mr. Jordan and recommend that no one ever try to tell him what to do again. He’s earned the right to go where he pleases, when he pleases.

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Onan Coca

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Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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