But there is a large group of Americans whose voices we still hear even if Europeans do not. We will never stop listening to their voices. Although now silenced in death they create a resounding, unfading echo that every American who loves this country will never cease to hear. It is the sound of 417,000 American men and women who fought to free countries in the Pacific from Japanese expansion. They threw themselves at Hitler in concert to stop his plans to put Europe under his boot. They died all over the world but most died in Europe.
Americans were killed, wounded, imprisoned and went missing as well as dying in service related accidents and diseases to the tune of 407,000. Add to that about 10,000 merchant mariners who were drowned and killed at sea in world war two. It is their Ghosts who we also hear between hamburgers and movies just loud enough to remind us that Europe was not easy to free. Ah, but who reminds the Europeans?
I have come to care very little about the objections, the doubt or the rants against Christ, or the bible. I have never been ashamed of telling what God has done and said and I?™m far too old and the world is too far gone to start worrying about it now. Europe?™s forgetting of its friends to me is only part and parcel to the general state of mind that is prophesied to exist just prior to the final days and the battle of Armageddon.