To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, many veterans make the journey to France to remember the battle that took place. For the remaining veterans still alive, this will probably be the last time they will ever get the opportunity to revisit Normandy. Naturally, some veterans were hesitant to return to Normandy, due to the painful memories associated with the place. A plethora of emotions sweep over both veteran and civilian alike, as they remember and honor that day. The French people revere the veterans who fought to liberate France from Nazi tyranny. The visiting American and British veterans describe being treated like celebrities, and heroes. Various combat veterans recall their experiences storming the beaches of Normandy, and express how everyone should never forget the sacrifices made during World War Two.
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States and South Carolina experienced economic instability during this period. As a result, political instability and worldwide conflict consumed the world in the 1940s. Following World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader through political policies and economic growth.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.
- This indicator was constructed to facilitate inquiry into how economic conditions prompted an evolution of fiscal and monetary policy featuring significant turning points. This indicator also supports inquiry into the laissez-faire policies of the 1920s, the balance of free markets and government intervention of the 1930s, and the command economies during World War I and World War II.