3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"It's very important for me to do these things like this"
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"Hitler, at that time, was a very evil person. History tells us that, had we failed that day, that Hitler probably would have ruled the whole world."
5. Tight of boy taking notes
6. Tight of photo of D-Day invasion
7. Mid of boy holding American flag
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"When I go to look at the beaches at Omaha, I remember all my friends that were killed there. And when I look at the Channel and the water is rough, I, it seems at times that I can hear voices. But that's just in my mind, of course."
9. Tight push in on map of D-Day invasion
10. Mid of Lambert World War II photo on classroom wall
11. Slow pull out on poster with words in French and English "Never Forget WWII Heroes"
12. Tight of photo on wall of men rushing off landing craft on D-Day
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"I'm very, very happy and grateful that I had the opportunity talk to this group."
14. Tight of notebook on floor
15. Mid of child's hand raised for question
16. Mid of boy with hands behind head
17. Wide of French flag on wall
18. Slow push in on boy holding American flag with Lambert in background
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"I know now that some of the things that I'm doing is more necessary than I thought they were. For us to reach out to the younger generation, and let them know the history of their country as well as the history of our country."
20. Wide of Lambert and friend at table (NAT SOUND: "Thank you for coming. This is a great honor.")
21. Tight of Lambert talking to woman as kids clap
22. Tight of presents kids gave to Lambert
23. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"I thought the questions were extremely good."
24. Wide of girl with hand up and Lambert in background
25. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"I feel very good about the future of France here. Because they are teaching in school about the things that happened."
26. Slow push in on Lambert with helmet and American flag on table
27. Wide of Lambert kissing women on cheeks (NAT SOUND: Lambert, "I get two kisses in France." Woman: "Thank you for coming for the children. It's very important for children.")
28. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Lambert, D-Day Survivor:
"I would have spent the whole day with them, just because I love them so much."
A child at the elementary school in Nonant, France, asked North Carolina veteran Ray Lambert whether he still had nightmares of D-Day. Lambert responded that when the English Channel is rough, he sometimes thinks he can hear the voices of men calling out to him.
The former Army medic was wounded three times on Omaha Beach, not far from the school where he was speaking. But as painful as those memories can be, the 98-year-old soldier says he feels a duty to tell younger generations about the war, in hopes of preventing another one.
About four dozen children sat rapt on the floor in the tiny Normandy town to listen to Lambert. They asked him about his wounds, and whether he hated his enemies. Lambert said he didn't hate, but that he had to help defeat the Germans, because Adolf Hitler was evil.
When the talk was over, the children applauded and swarmed the old man. And grateful teachers and parents gave him the traditional double kiss on his ruddy cheeks.