It was a good day, even while many, including my father, were still fighting in the Pacific Theater.
Many historians have traced the origins of World War II. Most point to the awful peace treaty after the end of the First World War, which was the Great War, until there was a second one, and then it became #1. The point is, the world has always been in turmoil because we are irrational creatures. The concept of using violence to solve disagreements is, inherently, insane. It does not prove who is right necessarily, but VE Day clearly had the right side win.
As we wade through the beginning of our darkness, let us remember those who fought that great fight and prevailed.
And let us commit ourselves to the great fight ahead so we can prevail.
The Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide. Also now in Kindle Unlimited.
The Green Beret Pocket-Sized Survival Guide (same as above, minus the preparation part in order to be smaller in print)
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