Midway.

Assigned Reading: June 4th, 1942 — Midway, the Forgotten Victory
(FROM: Redstate)

Because of work time constraints, I don’t have enough time to say much more than how proud I am to be an American, how much my heart and soul goes out to those who gave so much for our nation, and how much I hope we will once again be a country strong enough to survive any challenge thrown our way. Right now, we lack resolve. I hope it doesn’t last.

Read this piece. Please. It’s a bit on the long side, but it is incredibly important.

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  1. La Muse Poetique says:

    Thank you for posting this. I actually have not heard about this until this article.

    The things you learn.

    I think for me, the amazingness of this event on this day has been clouded by the Tianmen Massacre that more directly affects me. (Since I'm Chinese)

  2. Gail B says:

    Wow! "Don't Tread on Me"

    I'll bet that the adrenaline rush was a factor, too. (It was for me when I read the story!)

    Thanks, Jeff.

  3. tm says:

    The article gives you a jolt about how great America is and always will be. Thanks for the uplift.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I spent a week or so on Midway back in the late 80's. It was such a beautiful place and very hard to imagine that forty-five years prior the fight against Imperialism was right under my feet. Let's hope it doesn't take forty-five years to undo what is currently being done to our nation by the current president.

  5. Claudia says:

    My Father was stationed in the Aluetians, as a GPS/Government Survey Engineer and road builder who was with the crews that built the Alaskan and Aluetian Highways during the war, and knew fully well exactly what was being planned by the Japanesse because they were going to use Midway as a jumping off point to get and take both Hawaii and Alaska. They figured that if they could capture that vital position, then the whole Pacific was open to them. In 1941, he and all those men in Alaska were building furiously fast to be able to defend the Aluetians with the necessary supplies and equipment and the only way they would be able to get the equipment up there was to build those two highways. I have pictures of all of his crews slogging around in the snow and the melt in the mud working as fast as was possible and living in tents even during the freezing of winters up there. Must have been hell.

    I know that my story is not about the Battle of Midway, but it is parallel. And it also speaks to the pure true grit that was the stuff those men were made of.

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