We may have this in the news feed somewhere — I can never keep up — but it needs to be repeated. It needs to be shouted from the rooftops:
After decades of controversy, debate and false starts, a memorial to the Bomber Command crews of World War II will finally be dedicated in London. Queen Elizabeth will lead the official party, and Britons should be thankful she has enjoyed such a long reign. Given the political correctness that affects certain members of the Royal Family (paging Prince Charles) one wonders if the next monarch would show up for such a lightning-rod event.
Hard to believe, but sixty-seven years after the last Lancaster returned from the final bombing mission of World War II, there is outrage over the notion of honoring the crews who took the war to the German homeland…
He talks about the addled and dangerous (my description) revisionists who have done their work so well
among the major elements of the British armed forces that fought in World War II, Bomber Command is the only one that was never honored with a campaign medal; its most famous leader (Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris) was denied post-war honors and the memorial comes decades after others were dedicated.
Damned tossers are in charge and they’re killing history. Kinda like Islam does…the same thing is happening in this country and Obama has made it worse, even vetoing Congressional approval of the Purple Heart for those soldiers slaughtered at Fort Hood. He “plays” to his own Leftist base, and base it is. But his weasel word is not the final one by far. There are too many people determined to see justice done.
Go over to see the picture of that Bomber Memorial. Brits have probably already seen it in The Telegraph...
I'm with Former Spook on this one:
I’m glad the Queen is still here to do this. Though I am also optimistic about her grandsons, too. Wanker Dad? Not so much. Anyone whose idea of a paean to love is a fervent wish to be Camilla’s tampon should be ruled unfit to rule his own croquet green, never mind the whole country.
I hope Londoners with long memories pay attention to this dedication. It really is one of those “wish I could be there” moments.