In my plane between Paris and Boston, a few WWII veterans were coming back from Normandy and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In the middle of my flight, I left my seat to walk a little bit (I still have a bad left knee) and saw one of them. He was wearing a "US Navy LCT 537" hat. I stopped in front of him and asked him "Excuse me sir, you're a WWII veteran coming back from Normandy, right?". He replied a strong "yes!". So I told him "There is something I want to tell you: I am French and Jewish. So thank you very much...". He took my arms, my left arm with his right arm, my right arm with his left one, _very_ firmly looked at me and said "God bless you, God bless you.".

I am really glad I did this today.