How soon we have forgotten

A year later, the message is still relevant. When will we wake up!

Reveille VA!

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Today marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A day of celebration, and mourning for the lives lost in the largest conflict the world has ever known – and hopefully will ever know. I read once that history does not repeat, but it does rhyme. Recently, I was having a conversation with my mother, and as I spoke of the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and my burning desire to do something she said “but Ben why does it matter so much to you? The suffering is sad, but Americans are suffering and I think it’s time we focus on America.” This is a widely felt belief, and understandably so.

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However, Americans felt the same throughout the late 1930s as the army of imperial Japan swept across Manchuria, and into China. We heard of the massacres at Nanking, and said, how sad but its not our…

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