Robbed Of The Honor They Deserved

Robbed Of The Honor They Deserved

War is inevitable.

It has been with us throughout time and will continue to the end.

It may very well cause the end.

It has and will always be barbaric.  It just gets less messy for those who have to deliver the fatal blow or maybe I should say those who command those delivering the fatal blow.

It affects countless lives.

It affects those directly involved and it affect those not directly involved.

I have been fortunate to have never known or felt the horrors of war.  I make no pretense to understanding the affects of war on those who have experienced it firsthand. Continue reading

Humble Old Soldier

Humble Old Soldier

(On this Memorial Day I thought I would re-post this one.  Thanks to all those who served and sacrificed so we are all free to worry about what bathroom we should use.)

World War I may have been referred to as “The Great War” and why not.  Over 16 million deaths were a result of that war.

But World War II surpassed that number with over 60 million deaths.  That’s over three percent of the entire population of the world in 1939, the year World War II started.

Most of my early images of World War II came from the old Hollywood propaganda films made in the 1940’s, the films that I loved as a kid.  They were shown on the television late in the afternoon when I got home from school.

And as with most young boys war movies fascinated me.  There were good guys, bad guys and faraway places.    There were machine guns, grenades, tanks, bazookas, P51 Mustangs, all very exciting to a kid. Continue reading

Robbed Of The Honor They Deserved

Robbed Of The Honor They Deserved

War is inevitable.

It has been with us throughout time and will continue to the end.

It may very well cause the end.

It has and will always be barbaric.  It just gets less messy for those who have to deliver the fatal blow or maybe I should say those who command those delivering the fatal blow.

It affects countless lives.

It affects those directly involved and it affect those not directly involved.

I have been fortunate to have never known or felt the horrors of war.  I make no pretense to understanding the affects of war on those who have experienced it firsthand. Continue reading

Humble Old Soldier

Humble Old Soldier

(On this Memorial Day I thought I would re-post this one.  Thanks to all those who served and sacrificed so we are all free to worry about what bathroom we should use.)

World War I may have been referred to as “The Great War” and why not.  Over 16 million deaths were a result of that war.

But World War II surpassed that number with over 60 million deaths.  That’s over three percent of the entire population of the world in 1939, the year World War II started.

Most of my early images of World War II came from the old Hollywood propaganda films made in the 1940’s, the films that I loved as a kid.  They were shown on the television late in the afternoon when I got home from school.

And as with most young boys war movies fascinated me.  There were good guys, bad guys and faraway places.    There were machine guns, grenades, tanks, bazookas, P51 Mustangs, all very exciting to a kid. Continue reading