Friday, November 11, 2011

We owe them so much

Although the veterans of World War II are all but extinct, their legacy surrounds us. Every time we read an uncensored newspaper, practice the religion of our choosing, cast a vote, or do any of a hundred little things we take for granted, they are there, looking over our shoulder. Let us never, ever, forget Pop, Baldy, Hag, Bo, Kib, Brownie, Ollie, my father, and all the other members of the armed forces who put themselves in harm’s way then and continue to do so today. We owe them so much.

~ Richard Fogg, Acknowledgements, Fogg in the Cockpit

P-51s lined up after V-E Day, photo courtesy of Stephen Almasy, Crew Chief: Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association

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