It’s the 77th Anniversary of D-Day
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OPINION | This article contains political comments that reflect the author’s opinion.
77 years ago today, the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, laying the foundation for the victory against Hitler on the European theater.
I’ve included two short videos that you can watch if you want, but they barely do the invasion justice. You’d need to find a two-hour documentary, not a two-minute clip.
The raw courage and valor shown on that day is something to be in awe of.
I will always stand firmly behind the belief that if we do not know our story, we are certainly doomed to repeat it. If we forget what Hitler did and why, then at some point a new one with the same ideals will come to power and we will not be able to see what threat they pose to the free world. Our children don’t know what to look for because we protected them from the truth. Young children need to be protected from the truth to some extent. I don’t think a five year old needs to know what the Holocaust was, but a high school graduate does. Too long protection leads to ignorance, and ignorance leads to situations that could have been prevented.
After all that, today is a day of reflection. Remember, without these brave men and women, we probably wouldn’t have America to live with. D-Day was a very big piece in an even bigger puzzle. Our men and women were repeatedly tested and always stood upright, ready to defend the country and its future. I could tell a ridiculous number of pages about these heroes, but I’m not going to do that here. Just know that I love this subject very passionately and intend to spend my life studying it and protecting it for future generations.
In the summer of 2019, I had the pleasure of visiting the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. While I was there, I had the privilege of meeting two veterans who had fought in the war. It was the honor of my life and something I will remember until my last breath. These two men were there to teach young and old about their experiences. In all of my years of reading, WWII veterans have taken on the qualities of legend for me, so it was an indescribable experience to get into conversation with some of them.
There are very few World War II veterans left, and even fewer, who were there on D-Day. If you ever see a World War II veteran, stop and thank them. Without them our world would be a completely different place. The consequences of their actions in the course of the war are immeasurable.