Feature story: Palo Alto WWII veterans look back
Original post made on Nov 9, 2012
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on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:04 am
Enough can not be said to honor this generation. We will likely never see another one like it.
> "In those days all we wanted to do was to get home. We fought
> a war where we knew if we didn't win, we'd be dead or slaves,"
> he said
This is so very true. What is so difficult to understand is how people seem to think that the Japanese citizens, as well as those Americans of Japanese descent) who were interred were mistreated by the American government. If the US and the Allies had lost the war, the Japanese and Germans would not have treated the defeated US the way we treated them. The US did what it had to do--from the Interment camps to the Atomic Bomb. We did not want that war to happen, but were powerless to do anything about it until finally drawn into the fray.
Sadly, most people have never met a WWII veteran, and soon--there won't be any of them left to tell their stories. It's a shame that all of these men/women who lived through this era are not interviewed and their stories archived for the future.
on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Thank you both for your service to your Country and the World. Can't even imagine where we might be today without WWII veterans.
on Nov 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm
Sad that President Obama is destroying all that our veterans fought for.