I have been asked by more than a couple of readers to re-post this article from last year on this day when we honor our fallen heroes. The inspiration for the article was the apology tour that Barry continues with his bowing and scraping to just about everybody but Americans.
I have another article that I have been working on that will be published today which (in my humble opinion) states the reason why we see so many of these white crosses all over the world. Look for it later today.
A reader of this blog, Nancy, left a comment on the previous post but was unable to put what follows into comments. I have added some background, and you will be able to find more pics here.
20 Examples of American Arrogance
In alphabetical order
1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France
The 42.5-acre Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial in France, its headstones lying in a sweeping curve, sits at the foot of the hill where stands Belleau Wood. The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. The memorial chapel sits on a hillside, decorated with sculptured and stained-glass details of wartime personnel, equipment and insignia. Inscribed on its interior wall are 1,060 names of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. During World War II, the chapel was damaged slightly by an enemy shell.
2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium
We are arrogant.
The 90-acre cemetery contains the graves of 5,329 of our military dead, many of whom died in the 1944 Ardennes winter offensive (Battle of the Bulge). The headstones are aligned in straight rows that form a Greek cross on the lawns and are framed by tree masses. The cemetery served as the location of the Central Identification Point for the American Graves Registration Service of the War Department during much of the life of the Service.