They came in mighty buses instead of tanks ,jeeps and personnel carriers. They only came to honor their fallen comrades and to remember one last time, the heroics from an earlier time, another time when the fate of liberty and freedom hung in the balance.
It was a bright sunny day in Washington D.C. , the perfect day to remember and reflect. As the buses approached the World War 2 memorial, they discovered it was closed because of a senseless government shutdown brought on by a spineless congress and clueless president who only have their own agenda and pocketbook in their best interest.
A memorial that normally is open twenty four hours a day, with no gate, was found to have a barricade around it, a senseless act in itself. If the government is out of money, where did they find the money to put up the barricade?
It didn’t stop these brave men and women who stormed the beaches of such places as Normandy, Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Guam, the Philippines, and many other historic and important battles,they never gave a thought that maybe their last and possibly most important battle would be fought on the lawn of their nation’s capitol.
Armed with only walkers, wheelchairs, and canes, they weren’t about to let a little fence stop them. These memorials belong to “We the people”, not government bureaucrats. Nothing was going to prevent these noble warriors from their appointed mission.
They came to remember , and certainly deserved more than this from an often thankless nation and arrogant federal government. As they roamed the mall they had to be wondering whatever happened to this once great nation, a nation that once believed in God, a nation founded on moral principles and virtue, where politicians , even though they have always been self centered and thinking mostly of themselves, at least had an ounce of common sense and decency.
They fought the fiercest of battles, they all lost friends , relatives , many came home wounded for life, in the name of freedom and liberty. Millions of people around the world owe their lives and freedom to these brave men and women.
They came one last time to remember, in the end they, going above and beyond what is expected, fought one last battle for freedom. Who is going to carry on when they, the greatest generation are gone?
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not only the United States, but the world as well.
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