72 years after the Normandy Landings, we celebrate D-Day as one of the most significant turning points in our country’s military history. Our country has seen its share of turmoil, unrest and periods of unimaginable hatred since the end of World War II, but it is hard to overstate the global significance of the D-Day operations and their contributions to the end of WWII. I am far from a military history expert, but the fight against and the eventual defeat of a Nazi-occupied Europe saved the world from a fate too horrible to even begin to envision.
Side note: There is an interesting Twitter account (@RealTimeWWII) that is livetweeting WWII, which is especially timely on a historical day like today.
I don’t know if we take our history for granted, but our military veterans and those still in uniform should never be used as a political prop and our appreciation for these brave men and women should not be confined to a few celebrated holidays each year.
Luckily, it’s an election year, so I can’t imagine we’ll see any such type of political exploits…