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British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Fred Glover, 88, of Brighton poses while watching a display by 300 multi-national paratroops in Ranville, France. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Commentary: D-Day is dumb day for many

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Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about central elements of the Allied invasion of the European continent on June 6, 1944.

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