MEMORIAL DAY: MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Did you know? One of the earliest Memorial Day ceremonies was held by freed African Americas at the close of the Civil War. They honored fallen Union soldiers. Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars, including World War II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mark Alexander publisher of The Patriot Post: Astoundingly, some businesses disgracefully promote a “Memorial Day Sale.” But Memorial Day is NOT for sale — 1,354,664 Patriots have already paid the full price.
Alexander: Memorial Day — The REAL ‘Inglourious Basterds’
However, you may not be familiar with the very compelling story of “The Real Inglorious Bastards” about two American soldiers who were naturalized European Jewish refugees. They were recruited by the CIA’s predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services, and parachuted into the Austrian Alps. They were assigned to Innsbruck, where, posing as docile Austrian citizens, they recruited other Austrian Jews to both collect intelligence and strike Nazi units. “Operation Greenup” was the historic and deadly mission undertaken by Fred Mayer(1921-2016) and Hans Wijnberg, the account of which was immortalized in Patrick O’Donnell’s book, They Dared Return. (A copy of that book, inscribed by Fred Mayer himself, sits on a shelf over my right shoulder as I write this.) I look forward to these days as a break from the rigors of political analysis, as they allow me to instead focus on the goodness of American Patriots who have served all of us with honor and dignity, many at mortal risk to their own lives. Fred Mayer was such a man, as was his crew. He and his family fled Germany for the United States in 1938, his father foreseeing what was ahead under the tyrannical regime of Adolf Hitler. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mayer, age 20, enlisted in the Army, where he excelled as a leader. In one training exercise, he crossed “enemy lines” and “captured” officers. When his commanding officer chastised him for breaking the rules of the war game, Mayer responded: “War is not fair. The rules of war are to win.”
NOTE: Watch the documentary on Amazon Prime Video https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.32af082a-61df-682a-7c9b-e880901671f6?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_pvs_piv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_pvs_piv-20
US National Archives: The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier…
Listen to Patrick O’Donnell author of The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home.
Start the video at the 10:41 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZOonSrR5J8&t=520s
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