Today marked the 69th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on the coast of France during World War II. However, I was upset that while flipping channels on T.V. and browsing the web that little content, if any, was devoted to remembering this event. Not even History Channel could show a documentary on the landings, but instead opted for a Pawn Stars marathon. I understand that providers are going show content that reflects the interests of their audience, so is this an issue with us, the viewers, or do the content providers not understand what the viewers really want?
Well, we also missed the battle Aquia Creek (May 29) and Sewell's point (May 18). We didn't even remember Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861 - the beginning of the bloodies war Americans ever fought.
The point is that 69 years is beyond the life history of nearly everyone alive today; it is ancient history and not of a great deal of interest. Do you remember, for instance, the anniversary date of the battle of Gettysburg, which produced one of the most famous speeches in American history?
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