June 6th, 2007 12:42 PM
June 6th, 2007 12:58 PM
Always a day for me to remember ........ my Dad lost his two best friends during WWII - one a fighter pilot early on, the other an airborne guy who didn't make it.
The debt is no smaller even now, after all the time passed.
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June 6th, 2007 01:02 PM
That's some beautiful stained glass. I especially like the way they incorporated the parachutes into the background.
It's particularly saddening that students these days aren't taught history very well in public school... at least I wasn't. Every time we had a history class, it started with pilgrims coming to America, and by the time summer rolled around, we ended at the Civil War. The next school year, it started and ended at the same periods in history. With that kind of teaching, you'd think there was nothing worth learning about after the Civil War.
So I learned about all the wars after that through my dad, since he was such a war buff. I've seen enough war documentaries and memorabilia to make my eyes pop out. But that's how I got my learning.
There's a whole lot of adults who can't name the Axis countries and the Allies, and can't measure a 1/4" on a ruler.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa
June 6th, 2007 01:25 PM
June 6th, 2007 01:36 PM
1943 - 2009
I think I'll watch Band Of Brothers again tonight.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
June 6th, 2007 03:30 PM
I plan on going out and celebrating with my m-1 garand in the desert this afternoon!
June 6th, 2007 06:28 PM
My first cousin was one of the very few soldiers to escape from a Japanese prison camp during WWII. He went to OCS and died at St. Mere Eglise on D-Day.
To the greatest generation.
June 6th, 2007 06:36 PM
Depends where you grew up, in some places nothing existed till the Civil War.
Originally Posted by Betty
A real sad fact about WWII is if you ask an American when the war started I'd bet 95% will tell you it was 12/7/1941! That's a couple years off the real start date of 9/1/1939!!
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June 6th, 2007 08:16 PM
When I grew up I had the good fortune of going to my uncles house
on weekend and school vacations to ice fish.I would ask him about
his time in service and he was on the line and had the good luck of
knowing how to drive a truck when army was looking to form the red ball express and he was part of that.The stories he would tell.
I also remember of the stories of rationing at home 2 gallons of
gas a month you couldn't go anywhere.ration books for everything.
My gradmother telling me about nut butter two yellow buttons you
kneaded into white margarine.
We are losing this generation at a rate of 1000 a day soon the stories will be lost with them.Make sure you share their stories
with your kids and others.
June 6th, 2007 10:49 PM
Listen to the Prayer that the President read that day, I was at work today and the message was stunning and wish something as much would be shared again today.
America needs to learn how to care for each other.
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June 7th, 2007 10:52 PM
My Uncle ran LCI's into Juno beach. He never talked about it. I wished he had.
June 7th, 2007 11:26 PM
I realize that the first 20 minutes of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN pales in comparison to having actually been on the beaches on D-Day, but to realize the loss of life and sacrifice that went into such a monumental event truly leaves me in awe.
We remember our fallen fathers / grandfathers who participated.
I often wish that the countries that the Allies liberated had such a long-term memory.
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