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    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    When did D-Day become unimportant?

    I love seeing my beloved New London via e-paper in Florida; so I installed the app recently while in France for the 80-year memorial of D-Day. As I opened the June 6 e-paper, I thought I had opened an incorrect date. Where were the D-Day photos? Where was the respect for the American lives lost? Instead, off to the side was a political article at best. I've just been to Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe-du-Hoc, the Normandy American Cemetery and even the town of Ste. Mere Eglise — the first town liberated by Americans — to watch the gut-wrenching interviews of these once young boys, now in their 90s and older, and to know what they suffered. They deserved a front page respectful tribute.

    Sadly, a Bank Street project took precedence. World War II vets, some in hospice, over the age of 100, made this trip. It will be their last (for one, it was). That would have been appropriate coverage. I am sickened by your choices on the front page. These heroes deserved more from you. Coverage of the D-Day events in the June 7 e-paper; was buried on page A5. When did D-Day become so unimportant? It's only about our freedom. Shame on The Day, especially surrounded by so much military.

    Bonnie Hoddy

    Port Charlotte, Fla.

    Editor’s note: The Day ran an Associated Press story commemorating D-Day on Thursday, June 6. On Friday, June 7, The Day ran a local story on the anniversary of D-Day, as well as two AP stories.

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