5/3/18, by James Mosher,
May 8th will mark seventy-three years since VE Day, the day that World War II ended in Europe. I wonder how many of us truly appreciate the significance of the date. A few weeks back, I read a column from the Washington Times that emphasized the lack of awareness of major milestones, specifically as they relate to the horrors of the Holocaust and the contributions of infamous camps like Auschwitz.
It may not come as a shock given what we know of the cravings of our culture, but a large percentage of millennials are in the dark about the death toll of Nazi concentration camps and are completely oblivious to the wickedness that occurred at Auschwitz.
The author of the piece referred to a survey conducted in conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day that revealed sizeable shortcomings in knowledge of important historical events. Valuable advice was offered to counter the deficit:
“There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories. We must be committed to ensuring the horrors of the Holocaust, and the memory of those who suffered so greatly are remembered, told and taught by future generations.
I believe that it is imperative that we parents remember, tell, and teach our children if we intend for them to truly remain free.
As we transition into the spring and summer, with gardening, barbecuing, fishing, boating, and family vacationing on our minds, let us not lose sight of the battles before us.
We must be proactive.
In the coming months, there will be much to digest. I aim to do my part in covering the big issues with breaks from writing only when my wife insists that I must divert attention to complete chores, or to engage with family.
I will be attending the GOP convention tomorrow and Saturday. I aim to capture the highlights for you. I also anticipate a column that thoroughly vets Maine’s GOP gubernatorial candidates, as the primary is next month.
Please keep an eye out and thanks for your loyalty to Maine First Media.
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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