While posting the "This Day in History" column, I had to do a double-take and double-check the dates. Guantanamo, Cuba, Benghazi, and others leapt out at me and I had to take another look. Today in history, France recognized the United States and offered us aid. Today, we are still allies in many ventures. Today in history, the Third Reich began censorship of the press. That is still a favorite tactic of repressive governments and other groups wanting their ideology to smother all others. Yes, those who do not know history seem doomed to repeat it. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.