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2 years 7 weeks ago, 9:03 AM

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I was 12 years old.....in 7th grade. I was proud to be a citizen of this great country. It seemed to me that everyone in our small Pennsylvania town was conscious of the war effort, every waking moment, since December 7th, 1941. Every defense product manufacturer in the whole county was going 24/7, mostly with women workers. All of our Boy Scout troops ran weekly tin can and newspaper collection drives, and we all lived with gasoline and meat rationing stamps. I never heard an adult complain about rationing. You could not buy a new tire, unless you were doing something that was "essential" to the war effort. We were always reminded of the REAL sacrifices by looking at the service flags in the front windows of the homes----Blue stars for each person now serving, and if a star turned to Gold, you knew we all lost another hero.

We knew the invasion of Europe was imminent, and the longer we waited, the more tense we got, You could FEEL the tension and anxiety. The religious leaders did what they could to help, but it was difficult.......and our town was no different from the thousands of other communities, large and small all over the nation.

I remember the first radio broadcast news of the D-Day landings, and the mixed feeling of relief and then fear that even 150,000 of our Allied forces might not be enough. But --y'all know the rest of the story. Even though he is basically a liberal, I believe Mr. Brokaw should be commended for his contribution--to remind us about "The Greatest Generation". It should remind us also that we are no less threatened now, than we were then.

I thank the Almighty for that Greatest Generation, and I pray that he leads us in developing ANOTHER , because if we do not, we may very well be speaking arabic or farsi, and practicing
an unwanted religion in the not too distant future.

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2 years 7 weeks ago, 3:35 PM

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I hope they are still teaching about it in school ...........

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2 years 7 weeks ago, 8:12 AM

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Thanks for the perspective of one who remembers and understood the situation and events. I too pray for a generation of patriots and warriors to heed the call to arms.

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2 years 7 weeks ago, 10:14 AM

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if this country is to survive it's now serious INTERNAL challenges, as well as finally realizing that the EXTERNAL challenges require problem solving thinking that is way outside the box.

The new Greatest Generation will be the most creative of thinkers who do not consider politics EXCEPT that the guiding principals of the Constitution of the USA are inviolable.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 7 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

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Good post LLE

thanks for sharing. I think we have crossed the Rubicon and don't believe anything will change without a VERY drastic catalyst. e.g. Revolution/Civil War, near global killing cataclysm, invasion by foreign forces.
I definitely America will not affect a societal and intelligent change without a major thinning of the population.

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2 years 7 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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the time when Lincoln's quote is once more coming to the forefront of our situation. Our "house" is fast becoming bitterly divided. The Executive branch with its stateist boss, is alienating itself by threating and intimidating the other branches and the 50 States, and one can visualize that the Republic may have to be refreshed with the spilled blood of patriots. I hope and pray I am wrong.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
2 years 7 weeks ago, 4:18 PM

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I hope you're wrong, too, my friend. But, that being said, I'm not going to be surprised if and when you're proven right.

2 years 7 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

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