There was NO safe space here. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day invasion of Normandy.
You wonder how such an invasion could take place today what with so many young people offended by chalk or white authors or gender names. We owe these fighting men a HUGE HUGE debt of gratitude.
I bet if you asked 100 millennials on the street, NOT A ONE would know what D-Day was, when it was, and what we fought for.
Speaking of millennials, one Twitter feed I follow is called The Skimm – their tweets are meant to give millennials the news of the day in bits that their tender ears can absorb. Not really NEWS mind you, kind of TMZ meets CNN. Here’s today’s Skimm, WITH NO MENTION OF D-DAY AT ALL. It’s no wonder millennials haven’t a clue what WWII is. Sad sad sad. PS: No offense meant to the Skimm writers other than they are typical of how millennials think about themselves, their generation, their needs.
My dad did not fight in WWII. I do remember he said many times wanted to fly for the Air Force, his love of airplanes drew him in that direction, but his eyesight was not 20/20. Because he was an engineer, his profession was considered valuable in terms of helping the war effort making bomb materials but later in his life, he was lucky enough to see what it would have been like to be an Air Force war pilot when he was offered a ride in an F-15 (?) …and loved every second. He was most proud that he (a) didn’t throw up and (b) didn’t pass out!
To any of you whose father or grandfather fought, this is your day.
UPDATE: This is how Google acknowledges D-Day. Nothing. Nada. Zippo. No surprise but extraordinarily pathetic. I HATE that I use Google as much as I do.