Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam war’

May 7, 1945 – May 7, 2011: Patriotism – its Decline and Fall – and Opportunity for Rebirth

May 7, 1945 was a special day. World War II ended in Europe on May 7, 1945 when German emissaries met with General Dwight Eisenhower at his schoolhouse headquarters in Reims, France. The New York Times headlines announced to an anxious world that on this day, Germany surrendered unconditionally. Thus, the ‘first leg” of the […]


D Day. Honoring the Longest Day

June 6, 1944. D-Day. I was 13 years old. I followed the war intensely in those days, watching every newsreel, reading every 15-cent issue of Life Magazine I could get my hands on. Bobby Longtine was our first neighborhood casualty, in the Pacific theater of operations. I will never forget when I saw the Gold […]