Thursday, April 29, 2004
In all the electoral noise, it'd be easy to forget that the new World War II Memorial in Washington, DC officially opened today. From the pictures I have seen, it is a beautiful and majestic tribute to that generation of men and women who stared evil in the face and beat it back. My grandfather was in the 82nd and 101st Airborne at different points during WW II. He suffered a couple of wounds and spent a few weeks in a POW camp. It does my heart good to see his sacrifice, and those of his fellow soldiers, finally honored at last.