On two separate occasions recently, I have had the opportunity to read campaign literature which had been placed at Wood County businesses as part of Jeff Sandy's re-election bid. My concern is either Mr. Sandy or his graphics designer's lack of of knowledge of one of America's (and the world's) monumental events. I am referring to D-Day - June 6, 1944.
In both of Mr. Sandy's references to his father's D-Day participation at Utah Beach - which is is certainly to be held in honor and respect - his historical reference to "D-Day 1945" is dead wrong.
As the son of a United States Army soldier who landed at Omaha Beach, I grew up knowing exactly when D-Day occured ... as well as knowing that every June 6, my father would be especially quiet and reflective. The horror of that day and the terrible carnage suffered at Omaha haunted Dad for the rest of his life.
I would respectfully hope, in the future, Mr. Sandy or his campaign staff will get the facts straight before issuing erroneous information. Information that, in this particular case, a surviving D-Day veteran or their loved ones would find troubling.