This June will mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We all know just how crucial that day was, as its success led to the defeat of the evil Germans and their allies.
We've previously voiced our opinion on England's contribution on D-Day where American casualties outnumbered England's 2:1.
Now, with a big ceremony planned in Normandy to commemorate the 65th anniversary of that historic day, England has once again shamed itself. French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be on hand, along with many other world leaders (including Germans). President Barack Obama will also be in attendance to show his gratitude to the brave veterans. And where will England be? Absent—once again.
Gordon Brown has declined the invitation to Normandy, saying that he's got more important matters to attend to. England's policy regarding D-Day is that they will not officially observe it until its centenary—long after all surviving veterans have died. This policy also includes not paying for the veterans' trip to Normandy, which is estimated to cost £500,000. The veterans have been left to raise the money themselves, which is a tough task for a group of 80 and 90-year-old men.