Just posted a new journal entry with two old family photographs. You can read it here:https://www.billnelson.com/post/heroes
Dad was in Europe from then to the end of the war. A year after the war, he went back to Germany to assist in the Marshall Plan. He stayed there to oversee the rebuilding of German hospitals for five years.
Thanks for sharing.
A remarkable time that bonded the consciousness of nations and generations. "A time that tried the souls of men" - Peter, Paul and Mary.
No matter what station you now inhabit, that time loomed the patterns that compose our current realities.
They gave us the opportunity to decide how humanity (and each individual) would proceed.
I thank them for that opportunity.
Many of the children of these veterans reminded us of our duty to be ever vigilant, lest we forfeit the freedoms their parents fought for. They also showed us the prices that are paid for standing up for those freedoms.
All in all examples to emulate.
Salute to all the veterans and volunteers!