In addition to being Polish National Independence Day, today is Veterans Day, a.k.a. Armistice Day, a.k.a. Remembrance Day, which commemorates the end of the Great War on the same day in 1918.
Here’s how Richard Falknor honored our veterans today at Blue Ridge Forum. See the original post for the embedded links.
Veterans Day 2017: Honor those who served by learning and teaching our unique heritage!
“We’re the battling bastards of Bataan;
No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.
No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,
No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces
And nobody give a damn
Nobody gives a damn.” –Frank Hewlett 1942
Six years ago on Veterans Day, we asked in our Will Veterans Day Fade When Only A Few Still Grasp Why?
“All this military history and much more should be part of our national conversation –– not topics relegated to the archives of academics and locked away from school children.”
Two years ago on Veterans Day, we reported in our Preserving Our National Heritage To Guide And Energize Our Next Generations
“This last year has revealed even more sharply the organized civic collapse of undergraduate bodies in too many of our universities.
Most recently, Yale University and the University of Missouri have brought shame to what was once the higher learning in America.
As Andrew McCarthy wrote yesterday–
’The university is a terrible deal for the country and for too many students. It is no longer a center of learning and the promotion of reason. It is a cauldron of hard Left indoctrination and victim narratives where reason no longer has a home.’”
Now traditional liberals like Camille Paglia highlight the collapse of learning in America which failure means that the work and sacrifice of veterans from 1775 to this day will disappear from ordinary memory.
Breitbart’s Dr. Susan Berry writes —
“In a discussion with American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, Paglia said:
’What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history of any kind. No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where you can go to the store and get orange juice and milk, and you can turn on the water and the hot water comes out. They have no sense whatever of destruction, of the great civilizations that rose and fell, and so on, and how arrogant people get when they’re in a comfortable civilization, etc. So they now are being taught to look around them to see defects in America – which is the freest country in the history of the world – and to feel that somehow America is the source of all evil in the universe, and it’s because they’ve never been exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity. They know nothing!’
Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, slammed the trend of public schools beginning the teaching of ‘identity politics,’ such as that found in ‘sexual harassment sensitivity training’ and ‘diversity training,’ all the while true education is absent.” (Highlighting added.)
Patriots of all persuasions must act to learn and to teach our special heritage of freedom.
If they do not do so, this heritage will shortly be lost!