Honor their sacrifice
I’m a ninety-six-year-old WWII veteran with a query. Why haven’t America and the remainder of the world spoken out in opposition to the resurgence of Nazism?
In World Conflict II, my brother Ed was a Navy pilot who was killed in a crash whereas coaching. My brother Invoice was a bombardier and was wounded over Germany. My brother Jim served two years within the Pacific with the Marine Corps. I used to be wounded on Saipan whereas serving with the 4th Marine Division.
WWII, considered one of historical past’s worst wars, was the results of Hitler’s Nazi get together. But, in the present day in America, the resurgence of white supremacy goes broadly ignored and unchallenged.
Though America has not but achieved the equality envisioned by our founders, now we have, for probably the most half, made regular progress in that path — till now.
Regressing to a rustic of division and hatred is a slap within the face of all who fought and died to guard the beliefs our flag stands for.
At no time within the historical past of mankind did a person or girl select their mother and father or the place they have been born. These born in lucky circumstances too typically contemplate it their proper. The rest spends a lifetime attempting to justify their existence.
Hate devours — love evokes.
John R. Rohner, Boulder
Maintain the Sand Dunes funded
I all the time get nostalgic as Memorial Day approaches. For a few years, we’d pack up and be a part of a number of different households for an annual tenting journey to the Nice Sand Dunes Nationwide Park and Protect. When my youngsters have been very younger, Medano Creek was their beachfront playground. After they acquired older, they “surfed” down the edges of the scorching sand dunes. At night time, there have been campfires beneath the wonderful stars. These journeys created fantastic reminiscences and impressed our children to pursue many different out of doors adventures as they grew to become younger adults.
The Sand Dunes Nationwide Park is without doubt one of the crown jewels of Colorado and was made attainable due to funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which funds parks and out of doors recreation areas all throughout the nation. Earlier this yr, Congress took the mandatory step of completely reauthorizing this necessary program. Nonetheless, way more must be achieved. With out full funding, tons of of different tasks will keep on the drafting desk.
Sen. Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of a bipartisan invoice that will completely fund this system. I urge you to name his workplace to let him understand how necessary this invoice is to you in order that hundreds of different households in Colorado can proceed to make reminiscences at fantastic parks just like the Sand Dunes Nationwide Park.
Gina Bernacchi, Denver
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