I always appreciated “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz’s D-Day cartoons. Schulz often referenced World War II veteran and cartoonist Bill Mauldin, whose work I sought out and esteem. As Schulz said,

I think any sensible person with a grasp of history would have to admit that D-Day was the most important day of our century. Without D-Day it’s possible that Europe could have remained for another 25 or 50 years in darkness. I’m glad I wasn’t there, and yet my admiration for the people who were knows no bounds.

I posted this Mauldin cartoon on Memorial Day 2013, calling it a “wry reminder of how freedom isn’t free”: