Historically important events such as World War II have been well preserved in our history books. We have numerous texts, autobiographies, and now movies based on the events and facts. While it is always sad to lose those who were present during these periods of time, we do not need to fear that we will cease to remember what happened after they are gone and can no longer tell us what they remember of that time.
No, we shouldn't be worried about the disappearance of our history with all of the recent deaths. People die all the time. That's part of what makes history. The key is not in whether individuals from history die, but rather whether we remember and study them. Will technology lead us to focus only on the present and not on the past?
Although the recent deaths of many public figures is tragic and a great loss, their accomplishments and our country's history live on in their legacy and stories. Their are so many novels and textbooks, as well as movies and television shows, written about D-Day and World War II, in addition to the many other battles American heroes fought in, that the history lives on.
Our technology is so far advanced at this point, that it would be foolish to declare that recent, recorded history can be lost. However, history may be in danger due to the lack of reverence shown toward it by current generations. History is such an underrated and invaluable part of our future, yet it becomes increasingly ignored. History will always be there, regardless of its witnesses, it only dies if it is neglected and forgotten.