The US armed service often get bad press and maybe sometimes that’s warranted. but what is often forgotten nowadays and especially in Europe, we owe these brave men and women a great deal.
As a Dutch man I am so aware of the liberty that was bestowed upon me by the sacrifice of so many Fathers.
Over the end 180,000 American children were left fatherless by World War II, many of these children never even met their dads.
The children of Cpl. William H. Myers, Jr. wre left without their Father on February 3, 1945. He was killed in action.
His remains are buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery,Margraten in the Netherlands.
This is fo his children.
You’re Father died so that many others could live. I and the world owe him a debt which cannot be paid. all I can say is thank you.
His death was not in vain and every time people forget about the sacrifice and his brorhers in arms made, I will remind them
Because of them we are free to do what we ant and free to say theing s we feel are important to say.
I think it is extermely important to say that your Father was a Hero.
“Three shots! Three lives lost! All I can hear are shots, shots.” This line is the final entry of Renia Spiegel’s diary. It is the final entry but it was not written by her but by her boyfriend.
Renia had left her diary with her boyfriend ,Zygmunt Schwarzer, for safekeeping. You see Renia could not write that line because one of those three shots was for her.
Zygmunt Schwarzer had helped Renia and his own parents to hide in the attic of his Uncle’s house but an informant betrayed her whereabouts to the Nazis;s and Renia and Schwarzer’s parents were shot in the street on July 30, 1942.
Her last name Spiegel means mirror in both the German and Dutch language. Renia’s story as so many others is a mirror we should look at. If we truly look into that mirror we can only come to one conclusion. So little has been learned form the horrors of the past, so little that we are bound to repeat them.
Ending this blog with some of Renia’s own words from July 15,1942 just over 2 weeks before she was killed . May her words be a mirror to our souls.
“Remember this day; remember it well, You will tell generations to come. Since 8 o’clock today we have been shut away in the ghetto. I live here now. The world is separated from me and I’m separated from the world. Leaving the ghetto without a pass, is punishable by death.
Inside, there are only our people, close ones, dear ones. Outside, there are strangers. My soul is so very sad. My heart is seized with terror,”
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