Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Another Perspective on Memorial Day

Great post over at Austro-Athenian Empire on Memorial Day.

Choice quote :

"“Thank a veteran for the fact that you have the freedom to take a day off.” (Right, because if Vietnam had conquered the u.s. like it was all set to, they wouldn’t have given us any public holidays.)"

Vietnam, or Korea, or Grenada, or Iraq, or Afghanistan. All these countries that had already crossed our borders intent on invasion. We could add so many others to the list, including Spain.

Guess what sovereign still-existing nation is the only modern nation-state to have actually invaded the United States and threatened our freedom?

Great Britain.

So on Veteran's Day I make it a point to thank the fallen veterans of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, because they were heroes who actually defended our soil from invaders.

Also read this.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

If I might point this out, the Empire of Japan invaded the United States during World War II. No, I'm not talking about Pearl Harbor; in 1943, Japanese forces made landfall in the Aleutian Islands. You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleutian_Islands_Campaign

5:29 AM  
Blogger SiegfriedGoodfellow said...

Ok, fair enough. There's enough about WWII in general to make an argument for it having some connection to our freedom.

6:08 AM  

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