I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this but I will start here anyway. The recent celebration of D-Day along with my desire to wear my grandfather's dog tag has gotten me thinking about this. I know that the D-Day invasion was the largest amphibious assault in history and marked the beginning of the end for Germany, so D-Day and Normandy are significant in an enormous way. However, what about places like Guadacanal(sp), Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Solomons, Bataan, Corregidor, and the other islands/battles of the Pacific theater which led to the destruction of the empire responsible for Pearl Harbor? Where is the recognition for all the members of the Pacific war? I know there is a day to celebrate the end of the pacific war just as there is a day to celebrate the end of the European war. However it seems to me that day is more focused on whether or not we should have dropped "the bomb" and less on the fallen of that theater. Does the Pacific have it's day? If so, when? If not, why not? ;l Wanna kill these ads? We can help!