Wausau pastor gives invocation at D-Day ceremony in Madison
MADISON (WAOW) -
A central Wisconsin pastor was awarded the honor of giving the invocation at the D-Day 70th anniversary in Madison Friday. Ken Moberg, the executive pastor at Highland Community Church in Wausau, says it's an image he'll never forget.
"To see all these vets gathered here and the number of actual D-Day survivors is just incredible," said Moberg.
Moberg was nominated by a friend who serves with him on the board for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The program flies veterans to our nation's capitol to see the monuments built in their honor.
"I just thought about some things I would ask God to do through this ceremony and the thing that overwhelmed me was just the sense of gratitude these people have done," said Moberg.
He says one of his favorite parts was seeing the faces of the veterans, but one important face was missing in the crowd; his fathers. He has passed away, but was a World War II veteran, who also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
"To think that my dad would've been so honored to be here, I wish he could've been," said Moberg.
But he says if his father was here today, he'd be just as touched as his son.
"My dad was a very humble man and I think he would fit right in with these guys because they really are this greatest generation," said Moberg.
A generation, Moberg says, we should thank for their sacrifice and never forget.
Moberg's wife Tina was also at the ceremony. She says she's very proud of her husband.