Today is the 70th anniversary of the end of war in Europe. According to The Daily Mail (UK), more than half of 18 -to- 25-year-olds there do not know much about the event. I am sure the numbers would be similar here in America and in most other countries. With 'The Greatest Generation' leaving us, indeed almost gone, most of these young people probably do not even know anyone from that era. So even though there are three event-filled days of remembrance in the UK and across Europe, many people just know that it's a time of celebration. An end to war is always a time of celebration. ~ 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.