Charles Stein, 93, escaped the Holocaust and later fought for the U.S. Army in World War II. He now lives in Springfield and still volunteers at the Holocaust Museum. (Tom Jackman/The Washington Post)

It is amazing that we still have historic, heroic human resources like Charles Stein here among us. As a college student, he fled Nazi-occupied Austria ahead of the Holocaust, but his parents did not. Within a few years, he was fighting for the U.S. Army and wound up in Normandy on D-Day.

Now, at 93, the longtime Northern Virginian (Vienna and Springfield) is volunteering at the Holocaust Museum and still giving speeches around the country. Today is national Holocaust Remembrance Day. My full story about Stein is here.