Any fight left in U.S.?

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Seventy-three years ago, 19- and 20-year-old “men” saved the world from Nazi op­pres­sion and un­fath­omable evil. At 26, my fa­ther was older than most of his fel­low sol­diers, and among the first wave to hit the Nor­mandy beaches. One out of ev­ery 10 was killed that day. Ev­ery sol­dier had a buddy who died. Only by the grace of God did Dad come home; oth­er­wise I would not be here writ­ing this let­ter.

My fa­ther and his com­pa­tri­ots were not fight­ing for po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness or to pre­vent cli­mate change, but rather to breathe free­dom. Most were “shell-shocked” and had “com­bat fa­tigue,” to­day’s post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der. But no one paid at­ten­tion to that. They had no choice but to live with their night­mares and demons in or­der to build a new Amer­ica.

Un­for­tu­nately, as the years pass and his­tory is re­vised, “D-Day” has faded from con­tem­po­rary mem­ory. I of­ten won­der if the same age group to­day finds Amer­ica worth the fight?. If you be­lieve the lib­er­als’ fake news and the Democrats’ and RINOs’ mantra, you would think not.

MICHAEL VELSMID

Nan­tucket, Mass.

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