Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stalin Sculpture at D-Day Memorial Dishonors American Heroes

Written by John Ritchie

The despot Stalin murdered at least 20 million people.

What would the victims of communism and the D-Day heroes think about having him honored on our soil?
The despot Stalin murdered at least 20 million people.

Since when hs the purpose of art been to cause discussion as stated by D-Day Foundation President, William McIntosh?

Ally or not - should the bust of a Communist mass-murderer Joseph Stalin stand right beside American heroes at the National D-Day Memorial?

For most Americans the answer is simply “no.”

However, a prestigious $50,000 bust of Stalin now stands at the newly inaugurated National D-Day Memorial located in Bedford, Virginia, in the very place where the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of American heroes is honored.


What would the victims of communism and the D-Day

heroes think?

Mind-boggling, isn’t it?

In the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Lee Edwards, chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, points out that “Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe.”

Yes. Torn down. Not erected. That is why many Americans, especially war veterans, feel slapped in the face, shocked to see a memorial of Stalin erected on our own soil.

Retired Navy officer R. Stephen Bloch put it this way: “It’s a tragic time for Bedford, Va., which now is known as the town that loves Stalin more than it loves its own veterans.”

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The Wall Street Journal: Stalin Storms Ohama Beach
The Washington Times: Stalin bust has Virginia town red-faced

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1 comment:

  1. John, of course I take your point. But it should never be forgotten that the United States made common cause with this murderer. Yes, we had a common enemy; but the participation of Stalin, for better or worse, is a part of our legacy during World War II.