Carol Platt Liebau: What Freedom is Worth

Monday, June 04, 2007

What Freedom is Worth

Seventeen years ago today, the Chinese government brutally quashed its people's hopes for freedom at Tiananmen Square (video here). I was just graduating from college, and recall how appalled I and my classmates were at the treatment of our Chinese counterparts. It was the first, last and only time that I've ever worn one of the trendy little ribbons that signify "solidarity" with some cause -- ours were white.

Today is likewise the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

Both events are sobering reminders of the costs of freedom.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

And as we approach the anniversary of D-Day we remember "The V Corps losses for the day were about 2,000 killed, wounded, and missing." Of course Ike called off the invasion and retreated to the UK then USA and left Hitler in control of Europe. The USA lives today only because many have died to protect the US people, even those people who now want to retreat and live in isolation.

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