Watching a few stories told by World War 2 Vets, now in their 80’s and 90’s was an amazing look into a bygone era of a special breed of men that sadly is lost on a world today void of morals, high standards and heavy in lack of uncompromising respect.. These men endured such agonies and intensities as the whole world gripped their chairs, ears pressed to the radio listening intensely for the sound of freedom. Communities gathered around listening to broadcasts about their husbands, sons, brothers and friends. I never learned just what was at stake for the world in during all the battles during WW2.
Winston Churchill said “upon this battle depends the survival of christian civilization.” He continues “If we can stand up to him,(Hitler) all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”
It is said, including Holocaust victims more than 70 million people died. That is unimaginable. Such a devastation to
the family unit all over the world, it contributes to the break down of the healthy family life.
All the men from around the world united in a single purpose, to stop the madness of Hitler whatever it took. It wasn’t about politicians personal agenda nor an attempt by one country to flaunt their power within meaningless and tragic repercussions from selfish decisions in an attempt to dominate and eradicate their chosen target.
There is something about these men so powerful I fear we will never see it so vastly held within a collective of man and women again.
What was awesome to see from both the Japanese and their once sworn enemies as many have gathered together on the land they fought on was the showing of the power of forgiveness and acceptance and a mature desire to unite in their hope and goals, shelve a horrific past all for a better future for us all. Great lessons.
Thank you all past and present veterans and active duty personal from around the world. You go where where very few can.