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.
Raton, New Mexico Veterans have their own WWII memorial thanks to the hard work of some very dedicated people:
Dayton, Ohio offers a great program for Veterans to visit D.C.:
The speech we will never forget: