Seventy-two years ago today, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. The majority of the soldiers hitting the beaches and parachuting behind enemy lines were in their late teens and early twenties.
These young men, even knowing that many of them would die in the early hours of fighting, did so because they believed in the cause of freedom and love of their country, the United States of America. One cannot help but salute these brave men (yes, men!) for their courage and resolve under fire, and their patriotism.
I honor these young men for their service. One of my great-uncles was among them.
How times have changed…
Today’s youth seem to be more concerned with “safe spaces” from “hate speech” and thoughts that shatter their fantasy world with facts & reality. They seem to believe that if they think it, then it’s real. And when graduating from college with a liberal arts degree, they are capable of running a multi-million dollar company (yes, I know of a few of college students that believe exactly that.)
How in the Hell did we go from one extreme to the other?
The safe spaces for the American GI on the beaches was behind a barrier or in a foxhole. I wonder how the Pajama Boy generation would fare in a similar situation (think fetal position).
I truly shudder from the implications…