Why D-Day is important

If you grew up in a household like mine, you knew what D-Day stood for before you knew current events. If it was a war movie, Western, or John Wayne movie, we watched it. This clashed slightly with my mom’s love of cheesy sci-fi movies such as Godzilla and The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original not the pathetic remake of which I shall say no more).

But why is D-Day still important today? Why should we remember one beach landing in a war filled with deadly beach landings? Because it truly was the beginning of the end of World War II. It marked Nazi Germany’s days and it showed that the winners were no longer the conquers but would help rebuild instead.

So today, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day (which only means Day-Day for some bizarre military reason) let’s remember those who fought and died, those who survived, those who made it happen, and those who supported it on the homefront-be in America, Canada, England, Australia, France, or anywhere else.

For more information try the US Army site and the National D-Day Memorial. About a decade ago I saw the D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and it was a fascinating walk-thru of all that happened. If you can, donate $5 to help expand both the museum itself and the educational program.


About K. Reed

Romance author with a twist. Too many post-apocalyptic stories, movies, and what-ifs crowded her head, and K Reed decided to do something about it. So she plotted one out, decided an historical post-apocalyptic romance was the way to go, and wrote that one instead. A lover of all things historical, of strong heroes with equally strong heroines, and of sexy pirates, she’s going to explore the dystopian world of plague-ridden 1804 and the gritty criminal element of Victorian England. Luckily she has an understanding family, supportive friends, and a day job that offers her the flexibility she needs to plot, plan, and write. Sure, one day she’d like to travel the country in search of fantastic storylines and great locale pictures, but for now she’ll stick to the east coast and the internet. @kreedauthor www.kreedauthor.com www.kreedauthor.wordpress.com kreedauthor@yahoo.com
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