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Sunday, August 15, 2010
VJ Day-Thanks to The Greatest Generation
On August 15 (August 14 in Japan), 1945, the Japanese finally surrendered ending their brutal attempt to destroy America and the free world. Over 60 million people died in WWII and many hundreds of thousands more would have died had the United States not dropped the atom bomb. The Greatest Generation lost over 450,000 men and women during the war. More than 74,000 remain missing in action. We will never forget their sacrifices. Any time you see a Vet, be sure to stop and say thanks. It's an honor you'll never forget.
Tom Hanks, you don't deserve to shine the shoes of a WWII Vet
Tom Hanks will never understand or appreciate a true Hero. Recently, in referring to The Greatest Generation, Hanks made these idiotic, insulting, and utterly ignorant comments.
"Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as 'yellow, slant-eyed dogs' that believed in different gods," he told the magazine. "They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what's going on today?"...
"The Pacific' is coming out now, where it represents a war that was of racism and terror. And where it seemed as though the only way to complete one of these battles on one of these small specks of rock in the middle of nowhere was to - I’m sorry - kill them all. And, um, does that sound familiar to what we might be going through today? So it's-- is there anything new under the sun?..."
The remarks of a self deluded elitist. Just because Hanks played a Soldier in a movie, he apparently thinks he can speak as a soldier. You, sir, could never speak for our Soldiers or rise up to their heroism. Their response during WWII was to save their country and the free world. And they did. It is with eternal gratitude that we honor and thank these Defenders of Liberty.
Columbus International Airport. Honor Flight.
To have the joy and privilege of shaking a WWII Vet's hand at Honor Flights around the country, go here.