WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Representative Jackie Speier was in France to honor the veterans of World War II alongside many other dignitaries.
Speier was given the opportunity to visit a friend's father's grave when she witnessed a powerful ceremony. She described what happened in a tweet:
Visited the grave of my friend’s father and witnessed a remarkable ceremony. The letters on the white crosses almost disappear in the brightness of the stone, so a soldier fills the indentations with sand from Omaha Beach to bring the name forward. It sent shivers down my spine.
The Congresswoman paid tribute to other soldiers who were lost during World War II as well.