Veterans Day, 2017 – Who Died?

First posted for Memorial Day, who died is just as relevant on
Veteran’s day.

We best honor the sacrifice of those who died by providing for
the men and women who  fought with them and survived.

‘Who Died’ is a five minute memorial to the young men who died
in the 1944 Invasion of France.

It speaks to the sacrifice of all young men and woman who give
their lives to preserve and protect American democracy.

Written, introduced, and narrated by novelist Betty Smith, author of
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” the film answers the question “Who died?”

Betty Smith: “I’ve just been told that over 3,000 of our American boys
died in the first eleven days of the invasion of France.

Who died? I’ll tell you who died.

Not so many years ago, there was a little boy sleeping in his crib. In the night, it thundered and lightninged. He woke and cried out in fear.

His mother came and fixed his blankets and said, ‘Don’t cry. Nothing will
ever hurt you.

He died.”

From the Technique newspaper

‘Who Died?’ – 1945

Description at National Archives: “Designed to sell war bonds, this picture requests the purchase of and retention of war bonds.”

National Archives Identifier: 11823

 

 

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Thanks to our veterans, there will be plenty of time to disagree tomorrow

Important words about our vets from Ned Hickson

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Driving to work this morning, talk radio stations were full of the continuing discussion and debate over the elections. Hosts grilled pollsters, questioned campaign strategists and analysts. Guests expressed their exuberance or dismay over the results. Prognosticators made predictions ranging from whimsy to woe.

As I listened, I noticed one topic that was missing from today’s discussion table:

Veterans.

Without the fundamental right we have as a Democracy to vote, there would be no election to discuss — and without the service and sacrifice of others in defense of our nation, there would be no Democracy to afford us that precious right to vote. 

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What’s Next For America?

Excellent post from the Modern Philosopher

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Friday Night Think Tank, Veterans Day, Trump, Clinton, Election Day, recovery, moving forward, what's next, humor, Modern PhilosopherHappy Veterans Day, Modern Philosophers!

The flag has been flying proudly from the front porch of The House on the Hill all day.  Our country might be in turmoil, but we’re still Americans, still patriotic, and we still owe so much to the men and women who have served this great nation.

Since it’s Friday night, and it’s been a very long, trying, challenging, and confusing week, I decided I would leave the basement bunker to open up the Think Tank for my fellow Modern Philosophers.

There’s so much to talk about, so much to debate, and so much planning for the future that needs to begin immediately.

This Hopeless Romantic might wallow when it comes to affairs of the heart, but when the issue at hand is America’s future, I’m all about moving forward immediately.

So rather than overloading social media with our complaints, fears, and plans for emigration…

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