In my travels, I’ve been to both Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. To me, it was the beginning and the effective end of the War for the USA. The European Theater started much earlier, but it was before our country was forced into the action.
I am related to some who fought in both Theaters. They were people who had to grow up at 18. They had the lives of others in their hands, and some didn’t know if they would make it through the day. Some froze in the winter in Belgium, and others were in the primitive jungles of the South Pacific.
I’m sure they didn’t like their situation, but they had a sense of duty and patriotism. To a person, they all said they did their job and rarely bragged and never complained. Times were harsh back then and they did a lot of things that allow us to be here today, speaking English instead of Japanese or German.
There are only 2 survivors from the USS Arizona left, both are 100. There are about 150 left from Pearl Harbor, also centenarians or close. That means they were 20 or so. They were adults making real life decisions.
Now, everything is racist or woke or a problem (recently Thanksgiving). I wonder how the squad will figure out a way to denigrate patriotism on this anniversary to enhance themselves.
Most of those at 18 today are to immature to trust them with life altering decisions. They are too busy being offended to grow up.
It chaffs my butt when I post stuff and I get ungrateful comments about how the enemy was treated or killed. War is about blowing stuff up and killing people to end it as soon as you can to save lives. I have little patience for the woke or those who are more interested in cleansing history rather than embracing what made us who we are (except for the woke).
I had one chap from the UK trying to trash the USA on a post like this saying that the Russians fought two fronts, but we didn’t. He was trashing the USA for helping out the Europeans. I mentioned the Pacific Theater and his commie ass shut up because of facts.
Soon, there will only be memories, something that the socialists are trying to write out of the textbooks. Why? Because it was times like this that made America great. Now, it just seems that the current group of politicians, celebtards, MSM and social media idiots are the enemy of our country. They are trying to tear down our country because history didn’t write itself the way they want it in their unicorn world.
As for me, I think back on the sacrifices made for me to be able to live the life that I had. A lot of people lost their lives 80 years ago, and a lot more would suffer for the next 80 years of greatness. I loathe those idealogues trying to take that away for personal gain, greed, money or power.
That group could be easily defeated by unplugging the internet and then they wouldn’t know what to do. I could write in cursive or make them use a map and they’d be chasing their tales wondering how to boil water.
Try to appreciate a veteran, or someone who is in public service like the police, the firemen and others who sacrifice yet get denigrated. I thanked a veteran yesterday at the store for his service. I think he was Korean vintage, but it doesn’t matter to me. I always say thanks for your service.
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History isn’t taught in schools like it was, I remember my grandson asking his homeschooled friend why he was being taught History, then went to listen. He loved it! But… our liberal schools don’t want History taught, & the old saying ” we don’t want to repeat History ” will be lost.
I remember being in 7th grade, listening to “women in military” talking & that’s when I decided I wanted to do something for my country. I joined the Navy when I turned 18, my biggest regret was not staying in!!!
If I see anyone in uniform, police, firefighter, military etc I buy their meal… anonymously. I always say thank you for your service to anyone who is in that position! I may be old school but I have taught my kids to respect these honorable ladies & gentlemen. I’ve been calling these last few “covid years”, “Topsy turvey years” this world; everything has changed so much… for the worse; but many people weren’t around during the riots,,, and integration days. I am a woman of many colors… Polish, Swedish, German, Indian, Hispanic, plus many more that if I listed them, this blog would be long, smile. But to quit rambling… when I had derogatory comments made to me, I would put my big girl panties on & try to teach that person thT I also was a human being… but I was kinder and more tolerable of others because most of the people I met I usually had their heritage in me, smile.
Here’s to a wonderful Christmas and chanukah season, plus all the other holidays people celebrate, enjoy your time.
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