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June 06, 2014

Generational Clash At Normandy Landing Commemoration

Compare and contrast:

The Greatest Generation.

An 89-year-old Second World War veteran told he could not attend today’s D-Day events in France went AWOL from his care home and was found 12 hours later in Normandy with comrades police have confirmed.

The unnamed veteran decided to disregard his carers’ orders, put on his medals under his raincoat and set off to join events on the beaches of Northern France for the 70th anniversary of the landings.

Nazi bastards couldn't get this guy, the nursing home never had a chance.

His friends got in touch with the home and assured them they'd get the missing badass home in a couple of day.


Today's Generation:

You have to see the video at the link but here's the description.

But the final act in this disgraceful production commenced on Friday when a number of world leaders gathered on the beaches of France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the end of World War II. There, the blood of tens of thousands of young Allied men was remembered in interpretive dance.

Reminiscent of Olympic opening ceremonies, thousands of performers descended on the beach where they gesticulated and gyrated in fashions supposedly evocative of the struggles endured by those soldiers who slogged across the battlefields of Europe. Playing the role of Meredith Vieira was NBC’s Todd, who helpfully explained to the audience that this or the other spasmodic display was actually representative of the 1943 invasion of Sicily or the French resistance movement. Who’d have guessed?

Notably missing from the slow motion dance routine? Guns. Apparently 70 years ago the Nazis had weapons and the allies had...jazz hands.

Sorry Greatest Generation, we weren't worth saving the future for.


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