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  •  Another sad thing (4.00)
    is that all those who experienced these horrors and survived will soon be gone.  There will be only their children and then their grandchildren to keep their stories alive.  And soon there will be only their great-great grandchildren...and so on into the inexorable march of time.

    I remember sitting in a cafe in Arromanches which had been a major landing site for the British on D-Day.  Looking out the window I could see several aged  Englishmen with their walkers and canes trudging slowly down the streets, on their way to the beach.  Tears came to my eyes when I realized that soon they would be gone and no one would remain to tell their story.

    We have to be sure that these stories remain alive even if those who lived them are gone.  So thank you very much for your beautiful diary.

    "Pro-life" really means "pro-criminalization"

    by Radiowalla on Fri Mar 04, 2005 at 04:27:57 PM PST

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