Weigh in on D-Day Plus 68-Years

On the anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, we want to know if we're still honoring the sacrifice of our fellow Americans.

On Wednesday we mark to 68th anniversary of the battle that paved the way for the Allied victory in Europe in World War II.

The June 6 invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day, is one of the pivotal events in the history of our country and the world.

It came at a heavy price. Although there is no official casualty count, estimates of allied troops killed range from 2,500 to 4,400.

The beaches of Normandy have been considered sacred ground for Americans ever since and there have been numerous memorials to those we lost that day.

The Massapequa area recently celebrated Memorial Day with its annual parade, and the area is known for honoring the contributions of our Veterans.

 We're now several generation removed from D-Day and we'd like to know if the  sacrifices made by our military mean as much to the current generation as they did to the "Greatest Generation."

Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

Massa June 06, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I have so much respect for all the men and women who have served during ww2 . If it wasn't for them we would not be a free nation. All the sacrifices they made were so that we could stay safe and free from evil. I think it is so important that we always remember the ones we lost and who helped keep use protected. Schools should teach more about history so our children know and respect this county and the people who fought for us. I want to thank all that have served in war or within our boarders and have kept us safe.
Joe Dowd (Editor) June 07, 2012 at 03:21 AM
The execution of the Normandy landing by the Allies came at a heavy price, but was also a brilliant tactical move. I agree later generations should look at World War II history in a way that brings it alive for students: not just through the words of historians who write books, but from the first-hand voices of the men and women who were there. I've been privileged to meet many over the past year, and they are remarkable people who found them swept up in the tide of history.


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