70th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe

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Seventy years ago, on May 8, 1945, the United States and Britain celebrated Victory in Europe Day. In both countries, flags and banners were raised, rejoicing in the end of a long, terrible war that affected so many countries and took so many lives. About six years ago, my younger son and I were blessed to take a tour of the battle path taken by the Band of Brothers. One doesn’t realize the impact of having a war on one’s own turf until you see and experience the country sides that had battles fought upon them and talked to war survivors who shared their experiences and memories. For those who disrespect the flag of the country in which they were born, perhaps they should consider the multitude of white crosses that each represent a United States soldier who gave up his life so we could be enjoying freedom today.