By Gail Hubbs
Today we celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day that honors those courageous soldiers who either lost their lives that day, or may have survived, but were willing to die.
This battle ended out being the turning point to the future defeat of Hitler’s Nazi reign. It is so moving to hear the story of those who survived, but still breakdown when telling their experiences of that day. When asked how they could be so brave, they usually say they were actually very afraid, but reply that someone had to stop the murderous regime that was sweeping across Europe to all its innocent victims. We all give great honor for their sacrificial service, because it helped end the terrorist reign of the Third Reich.
This victory eventually resulted in the ultimate defeat of Hitler’s evil reign, leading to the restoration of freedom to so many. Without taking away from the sober reflection of this day, I can’t help but think of so many right now that are being murdered daily, for no crime of their won. They have no voice and are powerless to speak out for their right to life. Oh, that our hearts would be moved and our eyes open to our present holocaust that is being waged every day, not overseas in some faraway land, but right here in America! A land dedicated and established on the basic truth that every human is created in the image of our Creator, and is therefore given the right to, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” It is especially troubling when you think back at our past failures to honor this oath concerning the Native Americans and slavery. How much more injustice should we have to experience before we learn our lessons?
We can show our Creator we are sorrowful for our past oppression’s by demonstrating changed hearts concerning the honoring of all lives, especially this present assault on our pre-born and now even born babies.
Gail Hubbs is a resident of Newbury Park