A year from now, a significant historical event will be revisited as the 75th anniversary of the Allied Forces invasion of France, commonly known as D-Day, will arrive.
But why wait one more year to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts of the brave fighters who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944?
Today marks its 74th anniversary, and there is no time like the present to offer a collective “thank you’’ to those who turned the tide of World War II in our favor by taking on the enemies from Nazi Germany on that day.
Let’s face it, any survivors from that fateful day would be past the age of 90 by now.
That means of the 73,000 Americans who took part in the invasion, relatively few are left.
One estimate put the number at “a few thousand’’ which will drop into the hundreds in a very short time.
The translation is this: Whatever the number is now, it surely will be less by the time June 6, 2019, rolls around.
Commemorate the event both now and then.