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Media ignore Pacific war
Why do the media play up D-Day (June 6, 1944) and not D-Day in the Pacific (June 16, 1944)?
The U.S. did not get into the war in Europe until the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Why is more attention given to the European war than to the Pacific war when it was the Japanese who attacked the U.S.? We were not attacked by Germany or Italy.
Would it be because the European war was fought primarily by the Army, the largest of our armed forces, and the Pacific by the lesser numbers of the Marines? Is it a case of which was the better prepared branch of the U.S. armed forces?
I feel this is an honest question. Doesn't the Pacific war warrant as much remembrance by the media as the European war?
It will not be too long before we who remember World War II will be gone. If the whole picture of the war isn't presented, how will a younger generation ever know about all the men who fought and died to make our nation free?
LOUISE P. OGG, Tamms, Ill.