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"The Man Who Told America the Truth about D-Day"
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
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Joint Meeting: Village History Club and Article of the Month
Thursday, May 27 at 4:00 p.m.
In advance of Memorial Day, two of our Village activities (History Club and Article of the Month Club) will combine for a discussion of the New York Times Magazine article "The Man Who Told America the Truth about D-Day". The D-Day victory was a decisive leap toward defeating Hitler’s Germany and winning the Second World War. It also changed the way America’s most famous and beloved war correspondent reported what he saw. In June 1944, Ernie Pyle, a 43-year-old journalist from rural Indiana, was as ubiquitous in the everyday lives of millions of Americans as Walter Cronkite would be during the Vietnam War. What Pyle witnessed on the Normandy coast triggered a sort of journalistic conversion for him: Soon his readers — a broad section of the American public — were digesting columns that brought them more of the war’s pain, costs and losses. Article can be found at: