This weeks 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that started to turn the tide in favor of our nation and it’s allies during World War II, is a somber reminder of the sacrifices thousands of American fighting men many of them in their teens and 20’s made to defeat the Nazis.
I am among them who wonder if our nation has the will or the courage and guts to carry out the kind of effort that it took to defeat the Germans and Japanese simultaneously as those in our greatest generation did.
It is also clear that the kind of technology that is available to nations around the world would make such a surprise invasion by thousands of troops impossible today.
Satellites track our every move and the manpower that was amassed across the English Channel in preparation for the D-Day attack would be spotted in minutes.
It’s been decades since I was in a high school history class but reports that little attention is paid to educate students about the World War II effort and the sacrifices Americans made to win the war are quite troubling. I believe we could learn a lot from the courage and fortitude that it took to carry out the D-Day invasion and hope that as a nation we never forget.
That’s the way I see it.