As someone who attended the National D-Day Memorial's commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, I agree wholeheartedly that Sen. Mark Warner's comments regarding the shooting in Virginia Beach were completely out of place.

He demonstrated no sense of the occasion, and his remarks could have as easily been given at local Lion's Club as at the "Final Salute," as the organizers of the event deemed it.

Fortunately, every other speaker, and the ceremony itself focused exclusively on the solemnity of the occasion, the inspiring nature of the occasion, and on those World War II veterans who attended.To quote your editorial, a "tin ear," indeed.

Austin Gisriel


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