Monday, November 07, 2011
Some Things Are Worth Dying For
Jack Leh, a corporal in the 82d Airborne during WWII, claimed his experience was worth a million dollars. "But you couldn't pay me a million to do it again," he said. Another WWII vet, who are dying at the rate of 1,000 per day, spoke of a group that he and other vets formed to educate students. But it was Judge Edward G. Smith, a Navy Captain who served in Iraq, who summed up everyone's message the best. "Some things are just worth dying for," he said.
In addition to these speeches, there were musical interludes by Bethlehem's MORA club and a rendition of WWII-era songs.
Bagpipers Kimberlee and Travis Leidich closed out the ceremony with "Amazing Grace."