And a quick one. Growing up, the anniversary of D-Day, even on the off years, along with December 7, and VE/VJ day, were only behind July 4 and Memorial Day, and about on par with Veterans Day.
But that was forty to fifty years ago. Today, most who landed there and elsewhere in that war have passed. The young have been taught to despise our country. To them, those men were likely a bunch of racists and bigots from a country whose only exceptionalism is its exceptional record of slavery, genocide and racism. Nope, for many my boys go to college with, those solders were no better than the ones they were about to fight.
For the young today, the ones who are the real heroes are the doctors who saved us from Covid while bravely standing in the front lines of the great plague of our time. Or they are the athletes who bravely take a knee in a ballgame. Or the transgender celebrity, the openly gay actor, the brave millionaire climate activist, the Black Lives Matter protester, the African American resisting arrest by America's gestapo cops.
Those are the ones my boys' peers look up to. The men in that picture? If an interview with a black woman who worked the mail for the US Army in England during the war is to be believed, there's nothing at all praiseworthy there, or anywhere else in that or other wars in America's past. To hear her talk, her plight as a black woman was only one step better than the plight of Jews in Dachau. . That's just what the press wants to hear, that's what the Left wants say, and since the Left controls the narrative, according to my sons and their experience among the youth today, it's just what the Left got.
So those of us who celebrate this day, just remember we are a dying breed. The up and coming generations imagine that if we celebrate them, we're as good as celebrating the ones goose-stepping around Nuremberg. After all, they were all the same. I don't think us old timers really grasp just how far things have fallen. Goodness knows our faith leaders haven't, nor most who continue to comment on the state of our times.