I am reading an excellent book titled, Things We Couldn’t Say. It was brought to me from a dear friend who has been a member of our community for many years. He is of Holland ancestry. The book was written by a Dutch woman, (Diet Eman), who worked sacrificially in the resistance movement against the German Army in World War II.
Holland fell to the Germans in just 5 days. Five days?!
So then, as I celebrated Memorial Day in quiet this last weekend, I began wondering how long it would take America to fall to a foreign power. And if we did, how would that happen?
We would be arrogant to think that we were unconquerable. But, with such a proliferation of handguns and weapons throughout our society and in virtually every neighborhood, it would be pretty tough to just walk in and conquer us as they did Holland. Good luck with that and thank you members of the NRA.
However, just as in Holland, sadly it would be our own government and our own neighbors who would be our biggest enemies. As with Diet, her own neighbors would give information to “the authorities” which would cause dire circumstances beyond anyone’s imagination. Some of this information was given out of ignorance and innocence and some of it for fear of retribution.
I am just thankful that there are men and women who knew the difference and spent their lives, their fortunes (either real or imagined) and their sacred honor to keep us free.
I REMEMBER YOU AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD AND YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE!