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The Last Goodbye, a Memorial Day Tribute

video by Life in 3D, post by Garrett O'Brien

For the record as we know our education system has failed many - Memorial Day honors our ward dead, Veterans Day honors those who fought and lived to remind us of what it is like.

Six of our family members served in WWII.

Only 1 is still with us - my Dad, he also fought in the Korea War.

All of them refuse to talk about their experiences during WWII however, one of my great uncles did start sharing shortly before taking his next breath elsewhere.

They are called the Great Generation for a reason - Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini were spreading their wings fast and deep.

Hitlerś blitzkrieg took over 6 countries in just as many weeks…

Mussolini pushed northward and eastward to meet up with Hitler’s armies before too long.

Hirohito pushed ANY able bodied person into the military and they only came out the military one way - usually in a body bag.

Hitler and Mussolini were taken down within 4 years of our involvement in Europe, Hirohito was very obstinate, resulting in many millions of lives - Japanese and otherwise - being lost in the final year of the war.

Any Japanese soldier or civilian caught surrendering resulted in being killed by their own.

The U.S. was blessed with only a couple of attacks on its soil - Pearl Harbor and the very western part of Alaska.

Nearly everyone in the U.S. was involved in getting our military supplied - men went off to war and the women manned the factories to produce parachutes, planes, bullets, cannons, tanks… If the military had a need, the women learned how to produce it.

Were there anti-war advocates during WWII? Certainly there were buttercups then as there are now - and as with most anti-war advocates, they would be critical of something they knew very little about, running on their emotions instead of intellect, on their shortsightedness instead of thinking things through.

It’s easy in hindsight to say what should have happened - but no war is fought with hindsight now is it?…

Americans were closer to God then, no one was perfect and there were shills then just as there are now.

The difference between then and today are our values (or lack there of) and our character (of lack there of).

There are a lot of spinless cowards and mentally ill demanding respect - they never learn that demanding respect only builds a lack of trust.

It is only through commanding respect do we get rightful and righteous honor and dignity.

There is no other way…

But Memorial Day is not just about WWII…

It is about EVERY American that has fought and died for our country, including

  • Union and Confederate soldiers and their families (1861-1865)

  • the Spanish-American War (1898)

  • WWI (1917-1918)

  • WWII (1941-1945)

  • Korean War (1950-1953)

  • Vietnam War (1955-1975)

  • Gulf War (1990-1991)

  • War in Yugoslavia [Bosnia and Kosovo] (1992-1995)

  • Afghanistan (2001-present)

  • Iraq War (2003-2011)

  • War on Terror (2001-present)

  • War in Iraq (2003-2011)

  • Libyan Civil War (2011)

  • Syrian Civil War (2011-present)

  • Yemen Civil War (2015-present)

  • Somali Civil War (2006-present)

  • Drone strikes in Pakistan (2004-present)

  • Drone strikes in Yemen (2002-present)

Until there is forgiveness, there is no moving forward.

You just lug whatever luggage that started the conflict around with you.

There are wars we should not have been involved in and others that only invited us to take a defensive posture least more attacks hit our homeland.

But our military does follow orders - and they are learning fast what they need to do today.

We owe a lot to those who gave it their all - the mere fact you are breathing and reading this right now is all you need to remember that someone else, whether right or wrong, was willing to take a stand where others would not.

This protects our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Amendments - but only as long as we remember that many are still trying to take those from us through destroying the family institute, through lawfare, through attacking our education system and churches by attempting to normalize what is mentally ill and perverse.

We owe it to those we honor on Memorial day to keep the fight for Liberty and our freedoms going strong - even when we feel like giving up and/or are frustrated for we have not paid the price they have…

That fight honors them and their families - and that level of honor you can’t demand no how, no way…