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May 25
On the 6th of June(6/6) we celebrate the D day on Normandy, but I have decided to turn it into our own holiday to celebrate the D language. So on this day please take the time to tell the world about this language and to invite more people into our community. I will try to give some talks at universities in order to get the attention of the people. I suggest you all do similar stuff. In the Dlang facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/662119670846705/ which has already reached 135 members, we will be doing lots of fun stuff. Please show up and join the group to participate. I will try to turn this into an actual holiday. I hope you can all help me out.
May 25
On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 03:22:50 UTC, Murilo wrote:
> On the 6th of June(6/6) we celebrate the D day on Normandy, but I have decided to turn it into our own holiday to celebrate the D language.

I'm sure you mean well, but I will be spending D-Day remembering the sacrifice of these men:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings#/media/File:Normandy_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial,_June_2012.jpg

Perhaps you could find a way to use the D language to honor them.

Mike
May 24
On 5/24/2019 9:00 PM, Mike Franklin wrote:
> On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 03:22:50 UTC, Murilo wrote:
>> On the 6th of June(6/6) we celebrate the D day on Normandy, but I have decided to turn it into our own holiday to celebrate the D language.
> 
> I'm sure you mean well, but I will be spending D-Day remembering the sacrifice of these men: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings#/media/File:Normandy_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial,_June_2012.jpg 
> 
> 
> Perhaps you could find a way to use the D language to honor them.

I think it's alright. I was invited to teach a D seminar in Holland a few years back around Memorial Day. They were happy to conflate the two (it was their idea), and the Dutch revere the sacrifice of the Allies on D-Day.

My father was a D-Day veteran, too, and I very much doubt he would have been offended by it. My Dutch friends were thrilled to find out my father was a vet, and they certainly would have shown him a good time had he come along. They even gave me some D-Day gifts.

The D for D-Day thing was all in good fun all around.

When I was a boy nobody cared my father was a vet. Everyone's dad was a vet. My neighbor next door was a paratrooper who'd lost his leg. My dad's best friend had his face burned off. It was kinda normal.

But in his later years, people started to acknowledge the remaining veterans, and my father really enjoyed that. If you are lucky enough to know one, tell him thanks. You'll make his day.

May 24
It's still a good idea, however, to acknowledge the real D-Day veterans on any event on D-Day.
May 25
On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 03:22:50 UTC, Murilo wrote:
> On the 6th of June(6/6) we celebrate the D day on Normandy, but I have decided to turn it into our own holiday to celebrate the D language. So on this day please take the time to tell the world about this language and to invite more people into our community. I will try to give some talks at universities in order to get the attention of the people. I suggest you all do similar stuff. In the Dlang facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/662119670846705/ which has already reached 135 members, we will be doing lots of fun stuff. Please show up and join the group to participate. I will try to turn this into an actual holiday. I hope you can all help me out.

It's one thing if your doing something D related and want to pay your respects to D-Day remembrance because it happens to be on the same day. But dont do it the other way around, dont hijack D-Day remembrance to push DLang.

May 25
On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 09:27:48 UTC, NaN wrote:
> On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 03:22:50 UTC, Murilo wrote:
>> On the 6th of June(6/6) we celebrate the D day on Normandy, but I have decided to turn it into our own holiday to celebrate the D language. So on this day please take the time to tell the world about this language and to invite more people into our community. I will try to give some talks at universities in order to get the attention of the people. I suggest you all do similar stuff. In the Dlang facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/662119670846705/ which has already reached 135 members, we will be doing lots of fun stuff. Please show up and join the group to participate. I will try to turn this into an actual holiday. I hope you can all help me out.
>
> It's one thing if your doing something D related and want to pay your respects to D-Day remembrance because it happens to be on the same day. But dont do it the other way around, dont hijack D-Day remembrance to push DLang.

Sorry people, I did not mean to disregard the heros of D Day. It is because I am latin american and here nobody cares about the second WW cause we didn't participate much. I didn't know that in the US you people had all of that respect for D Day.
May 26
On Sat, 2019-05-25 at 21:56 +0000, Murilo via Digitalmars-d-announce
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> 
> Sorry people, I did not mean to disregard the heros of D Day. It is because I am latin american and here nobody cares about the second WW cause we didn't participate much. I didn't know that in the US you people had all of that respect for D Day.

It's not just the USA, D-Day is a very big deal in the UK and France. I suspect also The Netherlands and Belgium, and probably other places in western Europe, including Germany.

Having said that, I believe there will be no problem hanging a D programming language marketing activity on the D-Day celebrations if the intention is to progress activities that help soldiers and/or victims associated with the D-Day landing, or indeed anyone indirectly associated with the landings.

The issue here is to be subtle and sympathetic/empathetic.

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May 26
On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 23:11:15 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> It's not just the USA, D-Day is a very big deal in the UK and France. I suspect also The Netherlands and Belgium, and probably other places in western Europe, including Germany.

Here in Belgium it gets some media attention, but people who aren't
(close relatives of) D-Day veterans don't generally actively celebrate
it.
May 26
On Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 23:11:15 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> It's not just the USA, D-Day is a very big deal in the UK and France.

D-Day it's Christmas day in France. When you get gifts.
May 26
On 5/25/19 5:56 PM, Murilo wrote:
> 
> Sorry people, I did not mean to disregard the heros of D Day. It is because I am latin american and here nobody cares about the second WW cause we didn't participate much. I didn't know that in the US you people had all of that respect for D Day.

Don't know about Europe, but here in the US, an unfortunate part of the basic culture is that people tend to spend their entire lives here going around LOOKING for reasons to be offended, and by golly, they WILL be CERTAIN to find it whether it exists or not.
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