Students Haven’t Heard Of D-Day On Its 75th Anniversary.

No moron, D-Day is not “doughnut day.”

We asked students in Washington, DC if they could tell us what D-Day is on the 75th anniversary of America’s invasion of Normandy. You might be surprised by how many couldn’t.

We can almost forgive that students don’t know or remember what D-Day is. Even though it was one of the most important (if not the most important) battles of World War II, it is not often that people remember specific battles and instead remember the over all war. We wouldn’t doubt that many people sadly don’t remember the Battle of the Somme, the charge up San Juan Hill, Vicksburg, or the Battle of Cowpens.

Certainly when you are trying to cover the entire breadth of American history in school, you may not remember everything. (And that is assuming that D-Day was even mentioned in the course.)

The problem is that the 75th Anniversary of D-Day has been in the news for quite some time. There is not a major outlet that has not covered it. Not only are these kids ignorant or forgetful of history, they are also ignorant of current events today, relying more on social media to tell them what is important than actual events and history.

“Doughnut day” indeed.


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