This is my final post to the June AR Challenge. I was taken back by the posts that were submitted. Far beyond what was expected. Educational, emotional, pride felt, and memories expressed. For this my final post, I wanted to share memories and emotions brought forth when I visited the WW2 National Museum in New Orleans.
One of my first thoughts/questions was how did this WW2 National Museum come to call New Orleans Louisiana its home. The questions is immediately answered when entering the main lobby. The landing craft used to successfully move troops was built in the New Orleans area by Higgins Builders.
The landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a roughly platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots.
More than 20,000 of the Higgins-designed landing craft were made from 1942 to 1945, but fewer than 20 remain today.Jun 3, 2019
Every turn, thru out the museum, brought me another emotional tug. I believe the most dramatic emotion was my sheer disbelief of the display pictured below. War is a horrific event no person should have to endure the tragedies of. The below pic shows vividly the incredible valor and bravery needed to overcome the odds that enable us our freedoms today.
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
“America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman
While I am not so foolish to think of us as a perfect nation, not by any stretch of the imagination, I am proud to be an American. Our USA Flag stands for so much, it can not be put into words, try as we may. In my opinion it is not just a piece of decorated cloth, a design representing a country, but more a totem that represents a 'Spirit' of ALL our nations people. A spirit that lies asleep at times but when stirred is a force so formidable that it grows far beyond our imagination.
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