Email responses from my readers

Our kids and grandchildren , should be made well aware of what happened during ww2, my father and mother were both in the army, my father was in the south pacific, and my mother worked in the pentagon.

Arthur Wood  11-16-11

Very well done Vern. An excellent tribute to your folks as well.

WWII has been given the mantel of history as a just war, a good war, etc etc. Some of its participants think it as their "finest hour", to borrow from Churchill.
But many actual combatants just don't want to talk about it, perhaps the horror outweighed the results, shame exceeding pride, the unfair outweighs the fair, confusion over good & bad, the loss of some many good folks.

It does seem that humanity is condemned to war. The evidence abounds. But, on balance, does anything good come from it? 
One thing we know for sure, the victors get to write the history books.

Keep up the good work.
Jon Bernard 11-16-11

Vern, this is a GREAT addition to the website. Your memories of growing up as a child are VERY interesting. I have started to view some of the videos you have included, but I had to take a minute to congratulate you on a great job of putting this together. I will continue to watch the videos/links you have provided. Thanks again.

Hector Montano

This is so good. There was a POW camp in Forest County Pennsylvania near where I lived. I have been there although it was 30 years after the camp closed. It is in the Allegheny National Forest near Marienville PA. It had been a CCC camp prior to the war. They held high ranking officers there. i have had people tell me about the train coming in the middle of the night with all the windows blacked out and prisoners being unloaded. It was guarded very closely.

Andy Bullions 11-24-11
I just watch this site, have seen many movies of the camps in europe, and can't believe this country, and the vatican let it happen. Shame on us and the pope, they knew what was going on. As far as the Japs and Germans are concerned in the camps in the U.S., "We were too damn good to them" my mother said. There was a German POW camp near her in Maryland, and when the germans heard rooservelt died, they all cheered. As far as the jap camps,!!!! we had to keep an eye on all of them, They led planes into pearl harbor, I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM AT ALL

Arthur Wood 11-25-11
I don't pass along emails with political agendas. Keep all criticism for the polls. But patriotic inspiration-now that I'll gladly share. Read the closing carefully. It's very accurate about where our country is today.
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These were our parents ~
What in God's name have we let happen? I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember anything like these ! Whatever happened? It's called: Political Correctness (or "re-education") happened, - Lack of God's name happened, - Lack of personal responsibility happened, - Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, - Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, - Lack of being an American happened.

Did all of these things die along with common sense??  I for one am still proud to be an American!

Mark Langkamp 11-28-11