Today is the 64th anniversary of D-Day.  If you are a Canadian, take a moment today and read up about 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 14, 000 Canadians which went ashore at Juno Beach (the 2nd most heavily defended beach of the invasion).

Likewise, if you're British, I would suggest taking a moment today and reading up on Sword and Gold beach.

And, if you are American, then perhaps read up on Utah and Omaha beach (the most heavily defended beach of the whole invasion).  And no, watching Saving Private Ryan doesn't count.

Granted military history (which I read a lot of) can be kind of boring and slow sometimes, but D-Day was a very important day in the 20th century, and some of the troops involved had been training for almost a year for just this one day.