A few days ago we celebrated and remembered D day – June 6th, monumental date to remember, to celebrate. Lesser known, that June 6th was also Applesauce Cake Day, Yo-Yo day, Drive-in Movie Day, Caves ad Karst Day, Gardening Exercise Day and Russian Language Day. Who knew?
And – June is Pride Month, Care for your Grandparents Month, Guitars on the Beach Month, Audiobook Month, Camping Month, PTSD Awareness Month, International Mud Month, Country Cooking Month, Soul Food Month, Iced Tea Month, Dairy Month and Candy Month.
One ought to stand alone as simply celebration of: D Day. Surely other ‘days’ could as easily be celebrated on the 5th or the 7th.
Harder to measure in terms of whether it saved the world like D Day or simply satisfies our craving for foods, exercise or language. Today is the 15th, another date worth celebration and remembrance.
No blood spilled, no war stopped, but a monumental day worth celebrating. A piece of paper was signed. This day in 1215. Yes, 804 years ago today, a piece of paper was signed, which was both a piece-making and rights/democracy building document of society as we know it, the Magna Carta.
But, a piece of paper alone doesn’t stop tyranny – whereas a massive invasion like D Day might be more effective. Lest we ever forget …
Precious few days are fundamental to life and liberty as we’ve come to know them. June 6th’s remembrance of valour made history, June 15th is as fundamental to democracy as foundation to any building – without them, we would have been buried in rubble long ago …