What does Covid-19, Memorial Day, and World War II have in common? Other than high casualty rate.
They mark the beginning and ending of an era.
The way we celebrate Memorial Day nowadays begin after World War II. Which marked the beginning of an era of relatively low global calamity while Covid-19 marked the ending of the modern-day “Era of Good-Feeling”-The Era of Good Feelings marked a period in the political history of the United States that reflected a sense of national purpose and a desire for unity among Americans in the aftermath of the War of 1812. Except the modern day Era of Good Feeling was global.
Memorial Day was originally a remembrance Day for all those who had passed away. Not just those who died in battle. Earlier times people used to visit the graves of their loved ones clean up the area and have a picnic. That’s where the traditional of out door eating on this day comes from. It had nothing to do with the kick-start of summer fun. They prepared the favorite foods of their loved ones and went to their graves.
This is the first global threat this generation has ever face. And the first one in 3/4 of a century. It’s been 75 years since the world faced any sort of global threat. World War II was the last major threat to the world.
On May 8th, 1945 World War II ended with the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers. On the 8th of May 1945, the Allies generals accepted Germany’s surrender, about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide. VE Day – Victory in Europe celebrates the end of the Second World War on 8 May 1945.
The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. … On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM local time, the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the beginning of a new era and formally signed Peace Treaty on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. It was the beginning of the last time the world faced a global threat that actual became a reality.
With Covid-19 we’re fighting a different type of war. A biological one.
This is the first global threat this generation has ever faced and many do not know that an inconvenience isn’t the same as suffering. Covid-19 is the first global calamity in 3/4 of a century. It’s been 75 years since the world last faced any sort of global threat; leaving many people callous and very insensitive to the suffering of others. They view an inconvenience as suffering when it’s not. Most people of this age have never suffered for the want of anything and it shows with their trivial complains. You won’t die if you didn’t barbecue today or if you can do many of the things you normally do.