Letters to the Editor

Tribune should be ashamed of its lack of D-Day coverage

An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, to mark the anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.
An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, to mark the anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings. AP

As usual, The Tribune has followed the example set by the Fresno Bee by basically ignoring the significance of June 6, the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Your editors managed to devote one column-inch to the greatest amphibious landing ever accomplished. For your historically challenged editors, 150,000 Allied soldiers invaded Europe on June 6, 1944, in the initial drive to eliminate the Third Reich and win World War II. Over 5,000 brave young men died on that fatal day, but their sacrifice was instrumental in the defeat of Germany and our ultimate victory.

I realize that our schools probably don’t teach these events anymore, but that is no excuse for you to ignore such a significant event. Your entire editorial staff should be embarrassed by this omission.

Stanley D. Schaffer, Arroyo Grande

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