Tonight I have been searching through some of my Grandma’s Scrapbooks.
I have a large stack of scrapbooks from my Grandma that were put together in the late 50’s and early 60’s. I was hoping to find some articles on D-Day to share as today is the 75th anniversary of that event.
The scrapbooks were definitely after the event, so I thought perhaps my Grandma had saved an article remembering an anniversary.
However, I could only find a few items about WWI and WWII or later. Mostly small articles about someone local who had served.
Perhaps the absence is because the scrapbooks fell between the 10th and 20th anniversaries and at that time the observances were not as organize as they are today.
Also, people would not need as many reminders of the events as they were still relatively fresh in their minds. I have seen some articles in the past weeks about how the Civil War and the lessons learned from the conflict are being forgotten today. As the last Veterans of WWII are slowly passing will we also start losing touch with the lessons learned from WWII?
The search tonight was a nice reminder of what interested my Grandma and the heritage she passed on to me.
I hope you took the opportunity to remember today.