This year on Omaha Beach on the blood blessed shores of Normandy, British, French and American veterans of the D-day invasion gathered to memorialize their fallen comrades. What made this year different was not just the presence of Obama, Sarkozy and Brown, all national leaders who send soldiers to their deaths without having fought a lick themselves. for that scene had been reprised in Bush, Major and Maurice Chevalier. But this anniversary observance also involved the acceptance of a veterans' petition.
The signed document asked that the D-day memorial be ever more known as the Cannon Fodder Festival. Veterans' spokesperson, Lucky Tooby-Anywere explained the request:
" Had you been there on those fateful days and saw the impossible bloody buzz saw these Generals, Presidents and politicians sent us into, you might understand. They might as well have fed us to a meat grinder but that might have been more merciful. So let's have a Cannon Fodder festival every year till the rich stop sending the poor to their deaths before we have had the chance to die of starvation!"