Michael Beschloss, criticizing the penchant for commemorating the D-Day anniversary, and talking about Eisenhower avoiding the 1954 anniversary, because:
Self-celebration was mostly alien to the men and women of World War II’s “greatest generation,” starting with the supreme commander.
The problem is that Eisenhower had no trouble being celebrated earlier, at the end of World War II.
Thus, Dwight D. Eisenhower at a victory parade in Kansas City, MO:
This is Dwight D. Eisenhower being feted in the “Canyon of Heroes” in New York City on July 19, 1945:
(Way up at the front).
I’m pretty sure the “Greatest Generation” was just about as self-celebratory as any other generation.