Posted: 6/6/2002 6:32:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/6/2002 6:34:29 PM EDT by Zardoz]
June 6 is the date of two of the most pivotal moments in world history.[left] In 1942, it marked the end of a desperate battle, in which the United States Navy proved that you can back an American against a wall, but he'll come out fighting-and win.[/left] [left]In 1944, it marked the beginning of a desperate battle, in which the United States Army proved that you can hide behind a wall, but no wall can stop an American from achieving victory.[/left][left]Just my opinion-.02-IMHO-YMMV[/left]
I totally agree. After all, it was my father's birthday, and I think the country should celebrate that [:D]. My wife's birthday is already a national holiday (July the 4th), and I need to keep the other side of the family quiet.
Seriously, my dad always said that 6June, 1944 was the best birthday present he ever got. I don't know if it needs to be a national "day off from work" type of holiday, but surely is an event that all of us, as Americans, should make note of as it comes around.