MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018
Besides Remembering To Vote Tomorrow,
Don’t Forget To Celebrate VE Day?
HURLEY THE HISTORIAN says on tomorrow’s date in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrated Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
It’s hard to imagine anything like that happening these days, especially with America’s Dumbed-Down, Self-Absorbed, Media-Influenced, Celebrity-Obsessed, Politically-Correct, Uninformed, Short-Attention-Span, Free-Stuff Grabbing, Low-Information Obama Supporters Who Put The Positively Worst President in History In The White House—Twice, and Failed Trying To Give Obama a Third Term By Voting For Hillary, and get all of their “fake news” from our Obama Supporters in the Press, like the ones at The Fishwrap and on Channel 5, 9, 12, and 19.
Over at GrassTopsUSA in 2015, Don Feder said it was the good war, fought by the Greatest Generation. It was a war for the survival of civilization. It was the deadliest conflict in history. It was America’s finest hour.
Images flash before us – Neville Chamberlain waving a piece of paper said to guarantee “peace for our time,” Hitler giving a stiff-arm salute at a Nuremberg rally, a Czech woman weeping as panzers rolled into Prague, a smiling FDR wearing his naval cape, his cigarette holder at a jaunty angle, Churchill flashing a victory sign, GIs wading ashore on Omaha Beach, skeletal survivors in a liberated death camp, and a Russian soldier raising the Soviet flag on the Reichstag building above the ruins of Berlin.
Over 60 million died in the Second World War – 3% of the world’s population in 1939. The death toll included 291,557 U.S. servicemen. More than 800,000 were wounded. There were 464 Medals of Honor awarded, many posthumously.
World War II isn’t ancient history. And in the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, more than 620,000 US veterans of the war are still alive, though their median age is more than 92 and we are, on average, losing 372 every day.
So if you meet a World War II vet, thank him, gratefully shake his hand, and make a silent vow that the sacrifices his generation made shall not have been in vain.
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