I’m a little confused about the programming and events surrounding D-Day. I’ve so far heard ‘celebration’ and ‘celebrating’ used several times AND some 1950’s dancers? This isn’t a celebration. I even came across a D Day dance at a military museum, listing it as ’40’s themed fun.’
This is remembrance of one of many horrific events of WW2. Yes, morale was an incredibly important part of the war effort, but we should be focusing on the real D Day events here. Young people losing their lives, some couldn’t swim and merely drowned getting off the ducks/ platforms, most were killed or wounded, scared out of their bloody mind. Men watched friends being blown apart right in front of their eyes on sand that we now sunbathe on. All for protecting our country from a man and his horrendous ideals.
Can we not treat this like some kind of Butlin’s special or regular 1940’s themed events? This is a remembrance and should be treated as such.
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