When they say “The Great Patriotic War”, I have a picture of battles and fierce battles; pain – physical from wounds, and emotional, which torments people who lost their loved ones at that time. But what does war mean for modern society? How do the current people view veterans, the memory of the great battles and the universal heroes? It is this that makes the reader think about the text of L. Sailor.
Speaking about this problem, the author regretfully admits that the war years go away from the memory of modernity and “in the external attributes of everyday life, everything that recalls it is gradually disappearing.” And he is right, because a new generation is growing up, which, alas, is not interested in “problems of the past,” it is much more interesting for them to think about today. Increasingly, we are faced with such a situation that for the modern generation the Great Patriotic War becomes only an echo from the past, which is mentioned
in history textbooks. It’s not for nothing that the Sailor considers the topic of victory to be especially relevant today, because the Great Victory showed “how powerful and invincible the people of the Earth are when they are guided by the wisdom of finding ways to unite the forces of good and humanism against evil and misanthropy.”
I completely share the author’s view, his pain is close to me. I also believe that the theme of the people’s memory is very relevant at the present time, when in the world we face daily a lot of troubles. Based on this, I believe that it is impossible to raise a full-fledged person, not having taught him to respect his ancestors, the history of the country, the
Great Patriotic War has created a whole poetic anthology of the era. The importance of popular memory has been repeatedly emphasized in the works of talented writers. So they showed us that these events are sacred to the whole people. We must remember those who died, and respect the veterans.
Remember, at least, the “Obelisk” Vasil Bykov, where the feat of the teacher,
shot by the fascists, was not forgotten.
Also, for example, you can recall Kondratiev’s story “Sashka”.
Speaking about this work, you can not pass by such concepts as courage, honor, courage and courage. It was these qualities that the protagonist of the story possessed. Sashka. Although this hero is still very young, but his profession is taken very seriously.
No one is left indifferent by the events of those years. And it is very valuable that in time we do not turn into slaves-mankurts from a famous legend who do not remember their past.
The main thing is to remember the truly great words of Alexander Pushkin: “Respect for the past is a trait that distinguishes education from savagery.”