Something I wrote in 2011....what a generation that came before many of us...and can you imagine what a day this must have been....
Today, August 15, 1945, Japan’s Emperor, Hirohito announced that he accepted the terms of surrender for ending WWII.
That was sixty six years ago.
While having my coffee and reading the paper this morning, I saw it on the third page, bottom column in just two lines.
Peanut is the name I call the little Vietnamese gal who works at my coffee place. She brought my coffee to me this morning saying, “No charge. You in here all the time. You get free cup today.” Well, today my coffee may be free, but the freedom that I live with in this world to drink my coffee did not come FREE. The world and the United States had to pay a terrible price for that freedom. May we never forget what our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and many others did many years ago.
Personally, I would like to see a reminder of this day somewhere other than on the third page, bottom column of my paper. If we do not keep history alive, I am afraid it will never appear in the papers at all. I want all of us to always remember what happened and the sacrifice others made for our freedom.
August 15, 2011