Memorial Day, May 8th, and Covid-19

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.

How so?

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.

About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Memorial Day, May 8th, and Covid-19

  1. Saksgirl says:

    I hadn’t realized this marked the end of an era.

    Liked by 1 person

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