February 19th, 2011

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Red, White, Black & Blue

I just watched the documentary Red, White, Black & Blue. While I certainly think the Battle of Attu was atrocious, I was struck by the lingering hatred of the Japanese so venomously held by the veterans. There was so much emotion in this documentary - more than I have seen in many. I was disturbed by the anger over the monument placed by the Japanese in the name of peace and honoring all the fallen - Americans and Japanese. The vets started a petition to have the monument removed: http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/31597.
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