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- this should make you feels good!!!



70 years after World War II, Dutch families show they have never forgotten their liberators. Each grave in the American cemetery has a waiting list of families to care for it





They haven’t forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II.

On Sunday, they came again, bearing

Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own.

For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has been adopted by a Dutch or, in some cases, Belgian or German family, as well as local schools, companies and military organizations. More than 100 people are on a waiting list to become caretakers.

......................rest at: http://www.orrazz.com/2015/05/70-years-after-world-war-ii-dutch.html

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U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided


- Despite civilians' widespread admiration for troops, there's little overlap between their worlds

- Congress with lowest rate of military service authorized today's wars, led by 3 presidents with no active duty

- One-half of 1% of U.S. population enlisted — lowest rate since between World War I and II





Doesn't seem to make the Feds any less anxious to go to war. Maybe even more so, since they can stay safely at home!

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