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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:05 AM
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German POWs buried in Georgia to be honored
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/1104/14germans.ht...

And each November, Fort Benning's German Army liaison team hosts "Volkstrauertag" Germany's day of mourning to honor the dead soldiers, most of them killed by illnesses or in accidents.

For convenience, the memorial service will be held Wednesday four days earlier than the official observances in Germany.

"The minimum you can do is honor these soldiers who sacrificed," said Lt. Col. Herbert R. Sladek, the German liaison officer. "They were educated in another time period, with another political guideline. In their opinion, they also fought for freedom, liberty and for their fatherland. That's why these people gave all they had their own lives."

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:24 AM
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1. Another way of looking at "Support the troops"
"They were educated in another time period, with another political guideline. In their opinion, they also fought for freedom, liberty and for their fatherland. That's why these people gave all they had their own lives."

It is spooky how this reads.
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:27 AM
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2. Georgia Sucks.
On the one hand, they can salute Nazi POWs and on the other they vote to amend the state constitution to discriminate against gay couples.

What crack are these crackers smoking?
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