I find it sad that there was only one sentence about the 73rd anniversary of the 1944 World War II Battle of Normandy in Tuesday’s paper. This was the largest amphibious invasion in history, with more than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supporting the operation. Allied casualties on D-Day have been estimated at 10,000 killed, wounded and missing in action: 6,603 Americans, 2,700 British and 946 Canadians.
With Fort Jackson located in Columbia, I expected more coverage. Is it any wonder that many young people have no respect for those who sacrificed then and for those who continue do so now so that we might continue to have the freedom we enjoy?