I finished reading D-Day: June 6, 1944 – The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen Ambrose. My maternal Granddad participated in this event and was captured and lived as a prisoner-of-war in Holland for a while. He would tell me a little bit about his time in the war and how he could still recall different events decades later. I think we should remember what kind of sacrifice was made to keep our country free of socialism, fascism, communism, and the tyranny of the monarchy. Our unique combination of freedom, responsibilities, and democratic capitalism that our republic exhibits deserves an honoring of our past, learning from our mistakes, and striving to improve an imperfect living experiment that should never lose the inherent rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
If you are interested, there is a company called Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours that you may want to examine.
It’s on my list to see, The National World War II Museum, in New Orleans. They even have lesson plans for teachers and an entire section devoted to education. You can even try a virtual field trip or video on demand.