Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Find Some Honor on D-Day and Ponder...

Where will you fit in, when courage and honor are called for? Do you ever wonder at the guts people have shown when all seems lost?
(Just in the previous post, how does a woman survive, after watching the horrifying scene described and being forced to participate?  How can we live through some things?)
My Grandfather was one of the officers in WWII who "stumbled upon" a concentration camp. He showed me his shoebox full of pictures in the 90's. They were the same as the pictures that stunned the world; is this really possible? Did humans treat humans like this? He sent his men into the neighboring village to round up people to help dig graves.
he was forever changed, i guess. I was told that the men who were there had a fellowship with others who were there; it was not possible for those who had not seen
 to share the trauma of seeing hell, i guess.


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Of course, the Steven Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan gave many in  recent times a tiny hint of the meaning of D-Day.
I have letters from my grandfather to my grandmother from europe around the time of the invasion. Perhaps i will scan and post them here. It is most poignant for me amid the grand heaviness of that day's history of grace, heroism, sadness, and carnage, to ponder the lives of just two, two in love who wanted to see each other once again.
On D-Day,
This woman was a beauty, young and in love
and praying for the return of her love.

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Read a bit here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

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/world-war-ii-memorial-sculpture.html
/jewish-holocaust-last-days-spielberg.html

http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/irena-sendler-cleverly-saving-babies.html

http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/thank-you-to-all-heroes-on-fourth-of.html


 

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