As veterans of this epic action ever more rapidly dwindle and recede into history’s mists, we ask a question – does this date become a mere cipher on the calendar?  We pose this question in part as we see September 11th being reduced to an optional head nod and thence continue business as necessary.  The lessons from both events – about preparedness, indications and warnings; of knowing what is transpiring and understanding the culture behind the planning in the backrooms of the Imperial forces or a mountain cave is as important and relevant today as it was seven or sixty-seven years ago.

And yet we wonder if anyone outside of a dedicated few are really paying attention…