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Holland Honors Those Who Died

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by OldRegular, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    I got the following in an email. I was a boy of 10 when the war started. I remember clearly the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. I remember the men who went off to war. The buses taking them to the induction center always stopped in front of the school for final goodbye. I remember the first casualty from our neighborhood, killed in the Battle of Midway. I remember five brothers who went to war and one who did not come back

    I wonder how many American youth similar in age to the young girl featured know about or give a thought about the sacrifice of the men who served in WWII. For that matter I wonder how many Americans care about the sacrifice of the "Greatest Generation".

    Comments would be appreciated!


     
  2. ktn4eg

    ktn4eg New Member

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    I remember visiting that cemetery in 1968 when I was with USAFE assigned to the 26th Tac Recon Wing at Ramstein AB in what was then West Germany.
     
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    agedman Well-Known Member

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    Not to take a single item of honor from the fallen and celebrations of their sacrifice, but just to indicate to the thread that the history of the OP is a bit askew.

    Click here for probably the most documented history of the development of the "taps" as we know it, today.
     
  4. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Then there is this one!

    http://www.ibiblio.org/archives-archivists/msg08721.html
     
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