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American Battle Monuments Commission

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This is something, as Americans, we should all go and try and see in Europe.  I know this week is a tuday of the Euorpean region, but all of these cemeteries are in Europe.  I have see only one, the one in Italy and it is a breath taking site.  Just being there puts alot into perspective, of what the US stood for and of our soldiers who fought and died in other countries for the defense of others, not just ourselves.  When others criticize the US, and yes I know we don't always do the right thing, they should come and see these rows and rows of graves just to jog their memories a bit and maybe just maybe try to see things from our point of view.  As Americans we too should take a look to remeber what these men, boys really, did and to strive to live up to their sacrifice.

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Developers have WWII airfield in their sights

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During an anniversary ceremony in Hawaii several years ago, retired Marine Maj. John Hughes described the scene of the surprise attack by the Japanese on the island on Dec. 7, 1941.
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A battle here going on historical importance and culture on one side and the need to develop on the other.  the City Council of Honolulu gave the ok to develop the area of Ewa Filed.  This was one of the airfields that was attacked during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.  Many people do not want this to happen as it is an important to them for the memory it serves, no less important in their eyes to say the Arizona Memorial.  We need, as a culture, in my opinion to keep this historical sites free from development so we know where we have come from and where we need to go in the future.

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Moving A Rare Piece Of Military History - WKRG-TV

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Moving A Rare Piece Of Military History
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Relocating the gun to Bicentennial Park is a small part of a long-term strategic plan to make North Baldwin County a regional, military history and tourism destination.
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This is something that needs to needs to done country wide and where the US has memorials overseas.  We need to preserve oour history no matter where it is.  It is part of our culture, it is part of our history and they all need to be protected and preserved.

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