A Time For Rejoicing? 2

  There is a statue in San Diego depicting a sailor kissing a girl in Times Square on August 14th, 1945, when WWII was officially over. The Japanese had surrendered and America was ready to rejoice, break out the champagne and kiss anyone in sight. Unfortunately there have been some pictures in the news of some Americans celebrating in the streets over Osama Bin Laden’s death…His death perhaps brings a sense of justice to his many victims but seeing people celebrating one man’s death when the war is not over and the many reasons it is being fought are not resolved, gives other countries a view that Americans consider this war like a football game. When peace returns to the Middle East and to the many countries where corruption and violence is still going on, then we can erect another statue similar to the one in San Diego to rejoice that event.  One American patriot who has reflected on this event is Michael Moore. If you would like to read his letter to Americans go to Interviews and Lectures. This is followed by an interview that he gave shortly afterward during which he gives his opinions on the issues facing Americans and the world today. Be sure to give your opinion after reading it.

2 comments

    • I’m so glad you like it. It’s one of my favorite iconic photographs too…and being from San Diego I thought it fitting to put it on my Blog.
      Take care!
      Deborah

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