So it is now. As a growing surge of younger Americans are convinced that America is and always has been a nation of racism, genocide and slavery, don't expect them to do the heavy lifting to see if anything is worth knowing from America's past. The press today, on CBS, chose to do a segment on women in the Army Air Corps flying as test pilots. No real mention of the overall war or sacrifice beyond the date. Emphasis on the demographic group of the day. Checklist finished.
In any event, Donald McClarey, as can be expected, has a fine post on some nuts and bolts of this historic event that is all too soon losing its significance.