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November 10, 2013

This Makes More Sense

Via Bookworm Room comes this excellent video.


Leave it to our formidable vets to give the petulant Ms. Cyrus' lyrics some real meaning.

But then what else would we expect from the members of our Greatest Generation and the children who emulated them. Hilter's Germany couldn't stop them. Hirohito's Japan feared them so much they believed they had to waste pilots and planes in kamikaze attacks for what "...was Japan's last attempt to balance the ever increasing technological and material advantage of the American forces advancing to Japan." The rice paddy fields of Korea and the jungles of Viet Nam couldn't dampen their spirit or fighting resolve. They "...never understood what all the fuss [was] about. We never thought we were heroes until you guys told us we were." Even the petulance of those pulling the strings within the government of the country they fought to preserve couldn't keep these now aged, (some infirm and wheelchair-bound) yet determined, vets from visiting their memorials;

Vets storm barrycades.png

to touch the names of their brothers and sisters-in-arms who stood by them when that moniker was earned, but were not fortunate enough to come home and take silent pride in being called such as well by the following generations.

To touch their names.png

I know Veteran's Day is traditionally for those who can still touch their memorials. I, however, will also remember and honor the reason why it was so important to yet again storm the barrycades of a childish tyrant: To touch and remember the people who were those names on those walls.
I will remember them all today.
That their sacrifices were not in vain.

Posted by DL Sly at November 10, 2013 11:14 PM

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Thank you for doing this, Sly.

Posted by: Cassandra at November 13, 2013 03:36 PM