Friday, May 8, 2015

Silence in Remembrance

70 years ago today at 3:00 Prime Minister Winston Churchill broadcast a speech announcing the long awaited and prayed for end of WWII in Europe. 

Today, Great Britain marked that historic event by two minutes of silence. You could have heard a pin drop. 

These people still remember and realize how different their world could be if England and her Allies had not won the war. It is an understatement to say that personal freedom, societal mores and oh so much more would have been so different, and not in a good way.

It is fair to say that the entire world would have changed, not just Europe and the United Kingdom.

We owe a debt to those brave men and women, both military and civilian, who refused to believe in nothing but victory; Who gave up so much, including their lives and the lives of loved ones; Who did without so much including the basics of food, shelter, clothing and fuel and did without it well into the 1950's.

The British Empire bankrupt itself to fight and win this war both for themselves and for the rest of what we now call the free world.

We should all say an heartfelt thank you for such courage and self sacrifice. This was truly one of the greatest ,if not the greatest, acts by a nation and her people.

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