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Thread #27606   Message #342858
Posted By: GUEST,chanteyranger
18-Nov-00 - 03:15 AM
Thread Name: WWII Memorial, finally!
Subject: RE: WWII Memorial, finally!
It's interesting that the national Korean war memorial was sculpted before a WWII memorial is seen on the mall. So, they are starting to get their due. The forgotten war at least has something, but the Korean veterans really do need more recognition. There are so many conflicts and tragedies that are just not in our consciousness enough yet. The millions that perished in China under Imperial Japanese warfare and rule, and later, under Mao's Great Leap Forward, and the forgotten holocaust involving the slaughter of millions of Armenians at the hands of the Turkish government, to name just three.

Banjer, I don't know anything about lobbying Congress (and as a federal employee, I can't) but public discussions such as these can only help raise public awareness of the need for national recognition of our veterans of various conflicts.