It's a sad thing for me to say, but I didn't even realize that yesterday was the 64th Anniversary of D-Day. We've been socked in my sandstorms here in Kuwait, which made the last several days pretty interesting for me. Most days I do actually have to look at my watch to see what day/date it is.
There should be no excuses however. There are several dates that every American should just know:
- July 4, 1776 Independence Day
- November 11, 1918 Armistice Day (the event it commemorates), or Veterans Day
- December 7, 1941 Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor
- June 6, 1944 D-Day, Invasion of Normandy
- September 11, 2001 Terrorist attacks on the United States
If any of those dates are new to you, then YOU FAIL. You are what we call a No-Go. You need to quit your job and go back to High School and re-take US and World History.
For those interested, the US Army has a wonderful website dedicated to D-Day. It can be found here: http://www.army.mil/d-day/ Be advised you do need a fast Internet connection to truly appreciate all of the website.
Also, one of my favorite comics, Red and Rover has been D-Day themed all week. You can see the start of the series here: http://www.arcamax.com/redandrover/s-355204-251946
-- The defining characteristic of a warrior is his willingness to move to the sound of the guns and engage the enemy..