‘Some Thoughts on Memorial Day’ (2014)

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Not this year

Welcome to our locked-down, 50 degrees of Global Warming, parade-less Memorial Day of 2020. My family always had a backyard barbecue after the parade. Man, it’s cold this morning!

Some Thoughts on Memorial Day

Let’s keep the holiday in our hearts, and keep it in our minds, and resolve never again to shame our ancestors’ sacrifices by trashing the country they died to protect.

May God grant we come out of this pandemic tribulation a better and wiser nation than we were, going in.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

7 responses to “‘Some Thoughts on Memorial Day’ (2014)

  • Erlene Talbott

    I agree, Lee. The spirit that was passed down from our founders, nurtured by their successors and was the driving force behind at least some of our previous leaders, seems to have been dissolved and blown away by this clueless nation of sheep. Some of the policies that actually assisted previous generations finally expanded to begin destroying this current society (if you could even call it that). Of course, the open borders that helped build the nation in earlier generations has run amok to help destroy.
    This shows that we have not been diligent to observe, monitor and control policies that always grow to a destructive condition.

  • Erlene Talbott

    There is a law called entropy that man has no control over.

  • unknowable2

    Just the other day, a friend and I were talking about what it would have like had the Axis won WW II. Chances are, many of us “boomers” would never have been born. Had the U.S. survived, we would have been hemmed in. The odds of Great Britain surviving would have been quite low and the only countries with even a chance of resisting Hitler would have been the Soviet Union and the U.S. something tells me that the peace and prosperity of the ‘50s would never have been, at least in the Allied countries.

    Hitler would have continued his plans to exterminate the Jewish people and undoubtedly would have pressed to control the MidEast and it’s petroleum reserves. Would Japan have stopped with the acquisition of the Southern Resource Area, or would they have pressed for Siberia and Australia? What would Africa and South America look like in that scenario?

    I’m no enthusiast of warfare, but a study of history makes it plain that WW II was not a war that could have been avoided. The Central Powers of WW I were no more desirable than the Axis and if you know anything about the Armenian massacre, that alone is enough to convince me that they had to be stopped.

    What if the U.S. had not fought to stop the spread of slavery in the 19th century or had acquiesced to the British and remained a colony, taxed for every internal transaction?

    America is indeed, the land of the free, because of the brave. The American soldiers of WW II were young, many still in their teens, but they endured stifling heat and humidity in some places, while in the Battle of the Bulge, they all but froze. Omaha Beach was no picnic either. The wars which preceded WW II were just as rough, offering little in the way of comforts as young men and women gave up their futures so the forces of oppression could be stopped.

    We owe these people a debt of gratitude. Very little of the good life America has enjoyed as a nation would be possible without their sacrifice.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Yes, let us humble ourselves and pray to our sovereign Father for His mercy upon our country. May we never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. And may we always be mindful of the One Who paid the ultimate price for our eternal freedom!

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