The City of Lakewood's appreciation for members and families of the military is known throughout the region.
But it's also understood an ocean away. Check out this picture from Mayor Don Anderson to see what we mean.
While overseas, the Mayor got the opportunity to present an official Lakewood coin to the staff at Musee des Rangers (the Ranger Musem) in Normandy, France.
The museum commemorates the heroism of the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc on D-Day.
Interesting fact: Pierce County Councilman and former Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson, as well as City Manager John Caulfield both served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion, now headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
"It was a great honor to show the City's token of appreciation to the museum," Anderson said. "More importantly, it was extremely meaningful being at the museum and realizing the sacrifices those soldiers made. It makes me appreciate the sacrifices our current military members and their families make every day."