My first article today was for humor and fun. I have another one or two articles in mind. I will write them later. I will, instead, pause to give honor. Wednesday, 3/31/2021, was Memorial Day. Sunday, 6/6/2021, was the 76th anniversary of the Operation Overlord D-Day landing, on June 6, 1944.
Most folks seemed to have remembered -- at least that they had a day off work. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I visited with her folks, who live nearby. That was the first time that I had seen my in-laws, since 7/18/2020! I had seen them, on those “video chat” things, which had been arranged on other days. Well, I was glad to see that they were, in the flesh, doing well enough!
“Memorial Day” (on History.com, by Editors, original 10/27/2009) -- “originally known as Decoration Day” -- was “originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.” The USSA Democrat Socialists do not want us to remember the origin of Memorial Day or the reason why we remember.
My father-in-law and I exchanged a brief word, on 3/31/2021, about the almost countless number of soldiers, who died, in multiple wars, in sacrifice for our freedom. My mind was overwhelmed for a moment. I could not fathom the almost countless losses.
I wish that this once great nation would live in honor of those, who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Well, I know that many of us do. I know, however, that the Socialists do not care -- sadly. They live in dishonor. We who honor live in honor.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II. It was the largest invasion force in history, with hundreds of thousands of American, British, Canadian and other troops. It was one of the most important events of the second World War. More than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supported the operation. An estimated 10,000 Allied forces were killed, wounded and missing in action. The invasion is credited with sparking the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control and laid the foundations for the Allied victory on the Western Front. (Source: https://www.military.com/video/77th-anniversary-remembering-d-day-june-6.)
My Mom, Betty Lou Wood Ferrell, was age 11. My Dad, Earl Henry Ferrell, was age 16.
Place the recent political trivialities (e.g., the transition, on 1/6/2021, of the USA into the USSA, marking the beginning of the fall of this once great nation) into the context of D-Day, on June 6, 1944. Doing so will provide historical focus. Read or watch a few documentaries, if you need to do so.
Aside from a random mention in the news media, I wonder how many folks, in this once great nation, even remembered -- or cared. I did not find any D-Day movie or documentary on TV, at the times when I searched. This was another example, of the early stages, in the fall of this once great nation. Give it about 70 more years or so.
My first article today made me laugh a few times. I hope that it made you laugh too. This article saddens me. It needed to do so.
This writing honors the sacrifice of the many, who died and served, to save this once great nation, from Nazi Germany and Japanese Imperial threats, during World War II, and in so many other wars. Sadly, this once great nation is not living in honor of their ultimate sacrifice for our temporal freedom.
Jesus, the Christ, paid the ultimate sacrifice for our everlasting freedom. Many have accepted the free gift of salvation and freedom. Many have not. Wisdom dictates that those, who have not, will join those of us who have.