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#4424817 - 06/06/18 02:58 AM Lest We Forget...  
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#4424831 - 06/06/18 06:46 AM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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#4424848 - 06/06/18 10:57 AM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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#4424853 - 06/06/18 11:49 AM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Unfortunately, we are forgetting. When I was growing up, it was a big deal. There would be interviews with vets in the newspapers and TV. Of course, there would be at least one channel running the classic movie, D Day, the 6th of June.

The past few years, there was at least a mention of the day. This year, nothing.

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Originally Posted by Fitz505
Unfortunately, we are forgetting. When I was growing up, it was a big deal. There would be interviews with vets in the newspapers and TV. Of course, there would be at least one channel running the classic movie, D Day, the 6th of June.

The past few years, there was at least a mention of the day. This year, nothing.



IMHO, I think it’s mostly due to human nature where important events eventually fade with each passing generation. Humans for the most part are concerned only with the here and now.

Even 9/11 barely gets a quick mention in the news now and that only happened 17 years ago.

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#4424857 - 06/06/18 12:00 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Human nature. Ours will be the last generation to commemorate this. Trafalgar Day was once a huge celebration but now is long lost. When did the US Civil war end ? I have no idea. VE and VJ day are pretty much forgotten as well.


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#4424858 - 06/06/18 12:12 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
When did the US Civil war end ?



1865 and the war is essentially forgotten in the northern and western states. It's still of course remembered in the south but even that is starting to fade.


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#4424870 - 06/06/18 01:08 PM Re: Lest We Forget... [Re: WOLF257]  
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Can’t be forgotten in France. The Normandie military cemeteries are there for all to remember.
And then, believe it or not, the French still have an enormous sense of respect and gratitude for what these young men did back in 1944.

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Most kids/young adults would know next to nothing about WWII, if it wasn't for video games. Heck I'm sure many don't even realize they are based on real events (however inaccurate).


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Originally Posted by Sluggish Controls
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Can’t be forgotten in France. The Normandie military cemeteries are there for all to remember.
And then, believe it or not, the French still have an enormous sense of respect and gratitude for what these young men did back in 1944.

Cheers,
Slug

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We have Polish, German and British war cemeteries around here, plus the secret German execution cemetery on the outskirts of the town, the sacrifices that people made are not forgotten nor are collaborators forgotten either.


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The importance of this event, and WW2 in general, on our lives can not be exaggerated. Everything that followed is because of a direct or indirect influence of the Second World War. Communist China is Communist, because the Japanese invaded the country, causing Chiang Kai Shek to break off from his fighting with Mao, and defend the nation against Japan. There wouldn't have been a Berlin wall because there wouldn't have been an East and west Germany. There would not have been a Korean War and we wouldn't have Kim to worry about because Korea would never have been divided in two. The U.S. would never have gotten involved in Viet Nam because it would have just remained a French problem.
Many of us wouldn't be here, because a lot of us are part of the baby boom that occured when all those guys came back from over seas.
There would probably not have been a Cold War, and we, most likely, would have some nuclear weapons by now, but not the amount we have. There would have been no hurry to develope jets. We might not have seen them make a real huge impact on aviation until well into the 50's.
You could probably think of dozens of more ways the war affected all of our lives if you sat down and thought about it.


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