Today is the Anniversary of D-Day. To quote Tom Hanks: "The peaceful world as we have known it for over half a century began in Normandy on June 6, 1944." That was the beginning of the end of WWII.
I learned something today that kind of floored me...there are something like 50+ monuments to the Allied heroes of D-Day. But somehow, the US Navy has been left unrecognized all this time.
Someone finally decided it was time to fix that. A sculptor here in the states is creating the bronze monument seen here. This September it will be shipped to Normandy, France (possibly the only place in France that still likes us) ;) and installed to honor the seamen who successfully conducted the largest naval operation in world history as well as those navy personnel who lost their lives.
Go to the site and check it, and contribute a couple bucks if you have it. The people and events of WWII need to be remembered.