81 years ago today.......
While I can't say I have been to Aushwitz-Birkenau, I have been to Pearl Harbor twice. As stated, the oil still coming up just leaves an impact when you look up and see all the sailors names on the wall. I personally will never forget it. My wife and I wish to take our 3 children to see it one day.One of the two most humbling places I've ever been. The eeriness of the oil still coming up there is a constant reminder of the events of 12/7/41 and the lives lost there and worldwide over the next 4 years.
The most humbling place I have been is Auschwitz-Birkenau on a cold December day in 2000 when nobody else was there besides my wife and me.
Both remain memorials to those who died because of incredible evil.
WHAT!? Yep, we`re pretty much doomed as a society.The Arizona Memorial is one place where everyone there is silent. If there’s any speaking, it’s in whispers.
I’ve never been to Auschwitz, but want to go. I imagine it’s the same.
Want to know why the public has so little respect for the press? There’s a nice article on one of the Arizona survivors in today’s Birmingham News, page A8. On the paper’s front page, there’s a small blurb directing readers to it.
The headline on the blurb? D-Day Anniversary.
I am not kidding.
I watch the Military Channel and American Heroes Channel a lot. Haven’t watched any TV yet today, but I’d bet they have some programming on Pearl Harbor.Some pretty good documentaries on The History Channel today. Lot of info most people do know know about. The one on right now "Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After" is fascinating. It ends in 40 minutes and that's it for the day on Pearl Harbor.
Yet more confirmation of the arrogant ignorance of the press.
Well, to be fair "former White House Press Secretary" isn't quite the same as "member of the press".Yet more confirmation of the arrogant ignorance of the press.
I don’t expect that he’ll have the decency to apologize to families and survivors of both Pearl Harbor and the real D-Day landings IN NORMANDY, Sean (JUST FYI, THAT’S IN FRANCE), IN 1944.
So much for “remembering sacrifice.” Jiminy Christmas.
I’m reminded of a classic line from Animal House that would get me permanently banned.
It was an unforgettable experience for me, also.This day is a constant reminder that I am lucky to be here. My grandfather survived this bombing and the war to come back home to his wife and have 4 kids, the second of which was my father.
Everyone needs to go visit this, it is a must. I almost broke down in tears and I am not the mushy type.