J.A. Peiper: Americans should remember D-Day

06/12/2013 10:58 PM

06/12/2013 11:08 PM

Sixty-nine years ago, on June 6, 1944, 73,000 American soldiers embarked to battle the forces of oppression from Nazi Germany. More than 6,600 American souls would become casualties that day.

Never since has there been a war for true freedom and as the years have moved on, citizens of this country have remembered less and less the importance of this date. On Sept. 11 every year, millions remember the attacks in New York City while forgetting that the men who participated in Operation Overlord helped make it possible for the World Trade Center to be built in the first place.

It is time for all Americans to reinvigorate their interest in what freedom really means and not what they learn from corrupt politicians or biased news media outlets. It is time for all Americans both young and old to take a moment out of their blessed lives to give thanks to the veterans of World War II for their tremendous sacrifices and to remember those that gave their lives so that we could live in freedom and peace in the world that we now enjoy.

J.A. PEIPER

Merced

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