Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Holocaust Rememberance Day


Today is Holocaust Rememberance day. It's a day set aside to remember what happened during WWII.
I doubt those who read my blog fought in WWII or had anything to do with it, since most are younger than those who did. But..if I do have some readers who fought to put an end to the Holocaust I want to say thank you. I sent an email to my Grandma this morning. He served in the US Navy.




Oddly enough, I'm currently reading Germania which takes place in Germany towards the end of the war.

7 comments:

Literary Feline said...

Thanks for this, Kris. My grandfather was a veteran of the Second World War. It's very important that we remember the past so that we may learn from it. I just hope that one day we will and genocide will no longer be a reality for anyone.

Beth F said...

I'll be sure to mention this to my father and uncles who fought in the war.

Kris said...

Literary feline - I know - I really wish there would be an end to genocide. What's happening in Darfur is so wrong. We do need to remember and make an effort to not let this stuff happen.

Beth - Thanks! I do think we need to remember our vets every day. I thank my Grandfather on Pearl Harbor day too since that is what sparked him to sign-up (he enlisted the day after as I know lots of others did too).

Anna said...

Thanks for posting this. My mother's family was in Germany at the time of the war, which is why I'm so interested in this period in history. I think it's important we remember and learn from what happened. We posted about Holocaust Remembrance Day here on War Through the Generations.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Kris said...

Anna - you're welcome and I'm headed over to read your post

Diane said...

What a great post Kris.

Kris said...

Diane - Thank you!