Monday, May 27, 2019
Memorial Day 2019
The top photo is my oldest brother in the early 1970's when he was in the Navy, doing what older brothers do when younger brothers point a camera at them. 45 years later, right back at you Dale.
The bottom phone is from the American Military Cemetery in Normandy, in France. I have been there twice, it should be a required visit for every American, especially for every American politician.
We need to remember that World War II was started based on spreading of ethic hate, of nationalism, of protectionism. On a fear of loss of national identity, driven by racism, and an irrational fear of those who are different. It was propounded by people who felt that some life was better than others, that some lives where not worth living. If we don't learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat the tragedies of the past.