Live in a European country for a while. Learn enough of their language to get by and drive on their streets. Listen to their radio, watch their television shows, visit their markets, shop where they shop, and learn their currency. Live in an apartment in their cities, ride their trains and buses, eat in their restaurants and cafes, and make your own dinner with their stoves and ovens with their staples. Immerse yourself in their daily routine.
Then, visit an American cemetery in Europe. See the thousands buried there who died freeing a continent from tyranny. Then see the flag of your country flying high above them.
That’s what we did.
In the fall of 2001, my wife and I lived in Germany for more than four months. We visited six countries while there, saw countless breathtaking sights, enjoyed a wonderful variety of food, and