The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day came and went on May 8 with scarcely a ripple. A few of the old guys got together at the World War II memorial on the mall. Not much else to attract the news. V-E Day was a long, long time ago, another life, another world. Each day fewer of the WWII veterans are with us. The public schools spend less and less time on the great conflict that catapulted our country from abject Depression to world dominance and a prolonged economic expansion that was the envy of the world.