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  •  Met some of them once (3+ / 0-)

    I can't tell you their names anymore, as it's been over 10 years now. I was checking them in for their return flights from a convention in Branson, MO. I thanked each one of them personally for their sacrifices and shook their hands, even though I wasn't even born or even thought of when they fought for our country. As an aviation buff, I was very aware of them and what they had done.

    I felt awed and somewhat humbled by what they had gone through. Denise Oliver Velez, I salute your father and all that fought with him.

    As a voracious reader of history, I have been aware of the plight of the Nisei for decades. I saw that someone above has discussed George Takei's new play, so I won't discuss that. I made a point of writing and giving a speech in a class about this sad and shameful chapter of our history during my return to college in 2000-2003 in my early 40's. As I expected, the only other person that knew of it was the professor. The class was horrified and asked many questions afterwards. I ended up passing out several copies of my bibliography. There were some very surprised and shocked college students in that class....

    "Ridicule may lawfully be employed where reason has no hope of success." Ed Brayton "Comment is free, but facts are sacred." C.P. Scott -7.75/-6.05

    by QuestionAuthority on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 06:37:29 PM PST

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