D-Day +68 years

It is almost impossible for a June 6th to pass without my remembering the fact that it is the anniversary of D-Day. Specifically, the 68th anniversary. I was kind of surprised to see no mention of D-Day when I browsed the headlines this morning (but then, I only browsed, I didn’t look carefully). Back in May 2001, I read, D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen Ambrose. I don’t think you can read that book and not come away with a profound appreciation for what culminated on June 6, 1944 and everything that led up to it.  68 years is a lifetime ago, several generations depending on how you count them. I sometimes wonder if those people still around, who participated in the D-Day assault feel the same way. Does it feel like another lifetime? Something, perhaps, seen in a movie somewhere, as opposed to experiencing first hand?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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