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D-DAY: IT ISN’T AN APP!!!

How many schools told their students about the significance of D-Day yesterday? In my small sample of five school districts, the answer was none. My guess is that it was a rare school that even requested a moment of silence for thousands of soldiers who gave their lives to bring the world out of the darkness of Nazi Germany.

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The children of today are locked into a world of iphones, iPads, iTunes, and other technology. Corporations like Apple and Samsung and all the rest are pumping out these gadgets as fast as the United States pumped out tanks and planes and bombs and missiles during World War II.

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It’s a funny thing though: Countries are still pumping out tanks and planes and bombs and missiles. For every App that gets launched…there’s a missile that gets launched…

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D-DAY ISN’T AN APP!!!

It really happened…whether or not we tell each generation of children about its significance.

Oh, I’m sure a corporation will conjure up a high-tech game that will have kids all over the world shooting down German soldiers on the bluffs of Omaha Beach and Utah beach.

But what would be missing is WHY they had to be shot down. If we don’t tell them why that event 70 years ago had a direct result on their lives…and the freedom to download any App they might want, then…

“THOSE WHO DON’T LEARN FROM THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT – GEORGE SANTAYANA.

…And we keep repeating it, over and over again.

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 The Liberation of Paris, August 25, 1944

 D-DAY: IT ISN’T AN APP!!!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “D-DAY: IT ISN’T AN APP!!!

  1. Nick Bereschak on said:

    So sad, but so true.

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