Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

The high price of history forgotten

September 3, 2014
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The high price of history forgotten

It was a gift from God morning. The smell of fresh rain was filtering through the screens on the porch and the feathered diners at the all you can eat sunflower seed buffet were playing a literal symphony for the ears. Even the usually grouchy, “outta my way I’m King here” Mr. Bluejay was...

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VE Day: 65 years on, the world remembers while America forgets.

May 9, 2010
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VE Day: 65 years on, the world remembers while America forgets.

You didn’t read about it in my hometown paper, the Joplin Globe. A search on Kansas.com and Kansas City.com pulled up but two snippets: a dispatch from Germany and one from Russia. (There were a couple of wire stories on Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Eisenhower library citing a need to cut defense...

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Shifty Powers in death as in life, a lesson to learn

July 22, 2009
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Shifty Powers in death as in life, a lesson to learn

Sixty five years and eleven days from the early morning when he jumped from a lumbering C-47 into the flak filled sky over Normandy, WWII veteran, original Band of Brothers member, and a true American Hero, Darrell “Shifty” Powers passed from this earth that he once helped save. I received the letter below regarding a...

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D-Day, 65 years on

June 6, 2009
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D-Day, 65 years on

Close your eyes.  Imagine yourself a high school graduate but just one year ago. Now imagine yourself crammed elbow to elbow in a floating sardine can filled with puke, stench, and fear from sea to shining sea. That’s exactly what happened to thousands of kids from Beaumont to Brooklyn some sixty five years ago...

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