I understand that today is also “Donut Day”, and it’s coincidental that it falls on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but I find it disrespectful that people are making jokes about Donuts and D-Day.
Please do not forget the real, important, meaningful event that occurred on this day, June 6, 1944….
My late great uncle was captured by the Nazis, not on D-day but later in the Second World War, but his experience in the camp he was at was so horrible that he didn’t start talking about what he went through (and he would only talk to my grandfather) until about a year before his death.
He died almost five years ago.
My other great uncle never even came home from the war. My mamaw (she was his youngest sister out of a family of over eight kids) still has the letters that he wrote to his family and in the letters he would write about how excited he was because he was sure that he would be able to come home soon.
I don’t give a damn about doughnut day, that’s just stupid.
We have to pay the proper respect to the Greatest Generation that ever served in the history of the modern world, soldiers from all of the Allied countries.
Tumblr get your act together.