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Memorial Duh?

June 2nd, 2004 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

Via Joanne Jacobs - Rosie the Riveter has trumped Patton.

. . . Among 76 teenagers interviewed near their high schools this week in Maryland, Virginia and the District, recognition of the internment camps, a standard part of every area history curriculum, was high — two-thirds gave the right answer when asked what happened to Japanese Americans during the war. But only one-third could name even one World War II general, and about half could name a World War II battle.

But fear not, American children aren’t alone. According to some British youngsters, when asked about D-Day:

It is 1899 and Denzel Washington, the American president, orders Anne Frank and her troops to storm the beaches of Nazi-occupied New Zealand.


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