WWII Memorial Registry

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  1. naughty

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    Hi all!

    This weekend our nation's capital will be dedicating a long over looked and over due memorial, The WWII Memorial. There will be a four day celebration starting on Friday May 28th and ending on Monday May 30th. There will be all sorts of celebrations for the public.For those in the DC area, there is going to be the WWII Reunion sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. It will have things on the mall and within the National Museum of American History.
    Most of us didn't think too much about our father's, uncle's grandfather's brother's or great uncle's contribution during that conflict .They were probably just the strong silent wind beneath our wings .Well it is time to give a little back to them.IF any one is interested the WWII Memorial is registering individuals who participated in the war effort either at home or abroad. To register them here is the number and the weblink: 1-800-639-4992 or www.wwiimemorial.com .Register your loved ones today!

    Please give this quickly diminishing generation the thanks they so richly deserve!


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    Javierdude22: Holland was invaded by Germany as well for app. 5 years. Canadians and Americans freed us though and we were officially liberated (that's how you liberate a country btw Bush) on May 5th.

    Because of that we still celebrate liberation day on May 5th. The younger generations were about to forget about it as well, or at least attention faded, when it has only been 60 years. Because of that, the government sponsored a series of Liberation concerts. Throughout the country concerts take place in several cities to celebrate our liberation. Bands fly in a helicoptor from city to city, and it's free. Obviously, attention has surged since then, especially among gthe younger generation.

    On May 4th we remember the ones that have fallen in trying to free us. Keeping it close together makes remembering easier. On thatv day we also commemorate thye Canadians and Americans that fell on Dutch soil.

    I think it is extremely important to keep remembering. Today's generation takes freedom for granted, seeing it only being compromised for people far away in lands they have never heard of and only see on tv. Right between a Britney Spears video and Survivor makes those people's fates look as much fantasy as the other programs.

    We should value it and regard is as something precious which could change at any given time. September and March 11th taught us that.

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    Javier,

    That is really beautiful. We fell away from appreciating our men and women in uniform here in the US after the Vietnam war. It was a shame that showing appreciation for their sacrifice got lost in the protesting of aggression that many thought unnecessary. I see many of those veterans from Vietnam now who are quite bitter and feeling rather used. It is important to thank all of our veterans whether or not we agree with the cause they were fighting for.They are what keeps us able to remain free.


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