Sunday, November 2, 2008
I am thinking about my family at this late hour. My grandfather fought in the First World War. He was in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. It was the decisive battle of the war and the Americans were in the heaviest fighting, including the Harlem Hellfighters, a black segregated unit. They fought in the war thinking that it would buy them entry into America as full partners. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. I am proud of my family, as they have fought in three wars. We did our part for our country. We are no different than a lot of American families who did the same thing. Without this type of spirit, that lives on to this day, America may not be a country today. Many gave their lives so that we could sit here at our computers and give our opinions in freedom. Veteran's Day is coming up and I will post some things to celebrate it. My students will know about it. That I promise you. Thanks Grandpa and Dad.