Trump bids farewell and thank you to the greatest generation

(CNN)President Donald Trump met the moment, perfectly, with words that summoned poetry from their simplicity. A group of now hollow-cheeked veterans, wearing medals proudly on their chests, and baseball caps bearing their battle honors, absorbed the applause. Three comrades directly behind Trump’s podium huddled under one blanket — as if in a long-ago fox hole. Any visit to the killing grounds of Normandy is humbling and inspiring. When world leaders gather to mark historic anniversaries emotions become even more intense. The names, ages and home states of the fallen etched on their graves nearby encapsulates the random horror of a world war. But there was something different, even more poignant, and final about the D-Day anniversary commemorations this year. Trump, …