December 7

I t may sound odd coming from a thirty (something) year old but today is a very special day for me and my WWII friends. Yes, my dear friends who I interviewed in New Mexico when I worked for a newspaper. I had the honor of doing a feature story about World War II Veterans. I made so many dear friends who were amazing enough to share their personal stories with me. Today I think of my friend Danny who still had nightmares after decades of returning home. He still teared up when he thought about the screams from his friends as he watched their ship sink in the South Pacific. I think of how he still loved to dance every weekend – even as a Senior Citizen!

I wish every WWII Vet would have the chance to go to Washington D.C. to see their memorial. I am thankful that Dayton offers the opportunity to Veterans to visit D.C.

Today is a date that truly lives in infamy. Greatness is found in the simple places.

*PEACE*

Raton, New Mexico Veterans have their own WWII memorial thanks to the hard work of some very dedicated people:

http://ratonnewmexico.wordpress.com/category/world-war-ii-statue-dedication/

Dayton, Ohio offers a great program for Veterans to visit D.C.:

http://www.honorflight.org/about/index.cfm

The speech we will never forget:

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5166

Tags: , ,

Current Graduate student at Wright State University. I should finish a Master's of Humanities by fall 2012. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but my heart belongs with half of my family in New Mexico! "We are only as strong as the weakest link." You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter @DemWSU AND Google+

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]