When and why did D-Day drop off the calendar? Don't tell me. It's been incorporated with Memorial Day. Since they're so close together. I liked having D-Day on my calendar every year, and V-E Day and V-J Day. Did it get politically incorrect to recall we fought and defeated Germany, Italy, Japan? Nobody else forgot. Trust me.
I'm not a hawk, a war lover. Just the opposite. But I like the idea of honoring, at least privately, the soldiers who took part in D-Day and turned the tide against Hitler's and the Nazi's advances, and V-E day when the Allied efforts paid off, and V-J Day when the Japanese advances were halted. These things happened almost 70 years ago. Many people they happened to are dead. Many of the old hatreds are dead, unfortunately replaced by new ones, or old ones in new clothes. Let them all stay dead, but don't forget them.
It pays to remember brave deeds and why they were necessary, and why they're still necessary. The seeds of today's wars were sown in the past. That's always been the way. We'd know that if we stopped making 3-day weekends out of memorials that once had meaning and purpose.
Am I preaching again? Very well, I'm preaching again. Some things are important. When an important thing occurs to us, we ought to mention it.