May 9, 2011, - 1:49 pm
Today (well actually, tomorrow, May 10th, but it’s nightfall in Israel, so the next day on the Hebrew calendar has officially started) is Israel Independence Day (“Yom Ha’Atzmaut”) as celebrated in Israel. The official date on the Christian calendar is May 16th because Israel was officially recognized as a state on that date. But, in Israel, it is celebrated according to the Hebrew/Jewish calendar, thus the discrepancy. Regardless, I’ve chosen to post this photo, below, today. You won’t see it anywhere else because it’s from my personal collection. It’s a photo of Jewish U.S. World War II veterans, including one who lost his leg in the war, marching in a parade in New York City on May 16, 1948 to mark the country’s independence. I believe that some of these soldiers were still serving in 1948 when this photo was taken and were marching in full, official uniform. I wonder if (and doubt that) the U.S. Army would allow something like this, today, as our military now bows to the will and mandates of Islam (including in the burial of a Muslim mass murderer of thousands of Americans). This is my favorite photo because it says so much, and goes back to an era in which America truly was at war with and successfully defeated its enemies, rather than pandering to them. An era in which members of the U.S. Armed Forces celebrated what was good and right and decent in a parade. Those who sacrificed for our country against the Nazis supported Israel’s independence amidst Muslim Nazis. By the way, there is a reason the sign says, “The Jewish Nation REBORN.” It was always the Jewish State–for thousands of years. That was only the date the world recognized it.
Check out this terrific photo . . .
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