Thursday, 6 June 2013

People Forget the Bad Stuff

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." -- Winston Churchill

How soon people forget.

Today is June 6th.  69 years ago today, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy.

Where are the commemorations?

My local newspaper had nothing this morning, so I looked online and what I found was disheartening.  No Google Doodle.  A blog about the Battle of Stony Creek that occurred on the same date in 1812.  A slide show of 29 photos on Yahoo News Canada.  A short video on the CTV News web site.

I finally found stories on the CBC web site and Yahoo Canada News by searching for "D-Day", and both articles were posted only three hours ago - as if the subject were an afterthought.  The only mention on the CBC main page itself is a tiny photo that links to the original radio broadcast of the invasion.

The only site that seems to be giving the event any decent coverage is CNN.

It's an insult to all who fought and died that day.

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