The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): This is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In what ways should we be proud of where we’ve come since then? In what ways not proud?
We should express nothing but pride, pride, pride. Bob Sonderegger
I am proud of my father’ s participation as a soldier. I am proud of the allies’ job at restoring peace for a great many who suffered from the shooting and bombing. I am proud of all efforts that saved lives in cities, farms and the death camps. I am not proud of how many escaped (some with collusion from my government ) facing the consequences for war crimes. Patricia Gentry
We would all be speaking German right now, if not for these incredibly brave soldiers. The only thing we should NOT be proud of is the way veterans have been treated. They are our heroes. Those are the people we should idolize, not athletes and actors. Pam Brooks
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In all of world history, there was never a human conflict which caused so much death and destruction. While the actual fighting took place in Europe and in the Pacific, the war was felt all over [the world]. Tony Williams
On another thread, someone said that war was justified. We haven’t had one since. Judy Alter
. . . Americans should be very proud that this is still the greatest nation on Earth. Immigrants from every part of our planet come here everyday seeking the “American dream” and maybe our biggest problem is how pessimistic we have become towards one another and our country. Michael Hathoot
I’m proud that the world has never allowed another genocide to take place since WWII. Oh wait … Clay Smith