Last week, leaders from the United States and Europe gathered to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion — when a coalition of American and other Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate a continent from fascistic tyranny.
For Americans, this is one of the most iconic images in history. Thousands upon thousands of young men responding to the call of duty took up arms to bring down the Nazi war machine, which had since laid waste to Europe. Many lives were lost that day — a lot of which were taken before the boats were even able to touch down.
This is why we call those who fought the Second World War the “greatest generation” — because they really were. It is because of these brave men and women that France remains its own independent state, Jews around the world have a country of their own to call home, and Germany exists as a liberal democratic country.
What these people did was nothing short of the utmost display of patriotism.
Today, however, young people seem to behave a bit differently…as is implied in the photo to the left.
~ Facts Not Memes