Growing up in the forties, we saw friends and family go to war. On VE day we took to the streets to celebrate victory & our
Heroic stories of vets I’ve known are many. For now, I share the sacrifice and lessons
I met with Paul Corley, now at 100, to remember World War II. In 1938, he graduated in time to help vanquish the bullies of World War II.
Like Audie Murphy, Paul fought “To hell & back
Tom Edgar, was also elected to the House in 1960 & Betsy wheeled him thru the capitol. After D-day, Tom, CO of the 705thTank Destroyer Battalion, lost his legs at the “bulge.” Tom’s CO, Gen
As we honor our 30 million vets, we
Once again the world is flirting with strong men, quick fixes and easy answers. Once again, fear mongers are selling to darker angels, preaching division & isolation, go it alone; us, us, us & to hell with them.
As we go forward, we need remember our vets & their lessons of history & remind ourselves & our children & listen to Santayana, “those who .. cannot remember the past, … are condemned to repeat it”!
As we choose, we need remember we didn’t become a just, free nation by quick fixes. By empowering everyone, by giving everyone a voice & everyone a choice; imperfect ballot by ballot, by regular elections, little by little, our better angels prevailed & we’ve made lives better for the world.
After this historic election, as we choose our future, is there any better way to honor our vets than to heed their lessons & their legacy?
Ken Auvil, Belington, 26250 304-823-2533 [email protected]