This past Saturday, June 6, was the 71st anniversary of D-Day, the greatest amphibious landing ever attempted by man.
Over 5,000 Allied troops were killed in this assault on the European mainland. This attack, led by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, was the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany and World War II.
The Tribune recognized this tremendous event with one small item on Page A2, under “Flashback,” and a picture of schoolchildren laying flowers on a serviceman’s grave near Saint-Lô, France. Apparently The Tribune thought it was more important to have articles about Dennis Hastert, additional flights to San Francisco, trucks hauling oil, etc., on the front page than to recognize one of the most important battles in history.
The Tribune owes these brave military personnel an apology for such negligence.