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Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:50 AM

The Greatest Generation

I know there can at times be negative connotations about the phrase Greatest Generation in regards to racism and other issues of the time.

I just would like to make a post to The Greatest Generation. Any blockbusters major action movie have tales that pale in the comparison to the men and women who fought the last centuries greatest villian, Adolf Hitler.

There are the tales of African Americans breaking boundaries in the true stories of the Red Tails, to the Japanese that fought in Italy to prove their loyalty to the United States. There are countless stories of French Resistance being put to death by firing squads of the Nazi Regime, to other heroics like escorting dozens of downed Allied Aircrew back to friendly lines.The movie storyline, "I showed a picture of my girl Betty Jean" and is then shot immediately following that are all based in tales of honor, courage, and at times during an all out war on humanity, to tales of compassion that would only seem to have been made up in the movies.

I salute you.

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Separation Nov 12 OP
RHMerriman Nov 12 #1
Separation Nov 12 #2
xxqqqzme Nov 12 #3
RHMerriman Nov 13 #7
rampartc Nov 12 #4
JudyM Nov 12 #5
Separation Nov 12 #6

Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 01:58 AM

1. Fair winds and following seas...

All of the Allied men and women, who fought and sweated and bled and worried, those who died and those who carried their wounds, seen and unseen, for decades afterwards, deserve tremendous respect and credit.

Their generation was not perfect, but by God, when faced with threats that would make any thinking person blanch, they stood up and fought.

Bless 'em all.

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Response to RHMerriman (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 02:06 AM

2. o7

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Response to RHMerriman (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 04:58 AM

3. Always loved that song.

My mother had quite a collection of 78 albums, that my brother and I probably ruined. I'll be seeing you was one I played many times.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 01:58 AM

7. Indeed ... it speaks to a reality of the GI Generation:


They fought to go home.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 07:03 AM

4. Every American who landed at Normandy or the Pacific knew

That they were fighting for the new deal and the 4 freedoms.

We really must continue that fight.

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Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:14 PM

5. Great post, thank you.

My dad fought in WWII, lost him this past Spring. Bronze star that he was so humble about. It was all about bringing down Hitler, and preserving whatever lives he could. He ran right up against an unknown German encampment, much closer than his command had realized, one night when he was scouting on horseback... backed out of there and got us the advantage without being spotted.


Dad

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Response to JudyM (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 05:45 PM

6. Get these stories down to paper or video or something

We truly are losing out on epic tales as the men and women are dying off in their old age.

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