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Unconditional Surrender statue battle heats up Sarasota

Unconditional Surrender statue battle heats up Sarasota

Some call it an iconic homage to the Greatest Generation, others see a kitschy depiction of violating sexism looming on the Sarasota waterfront.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Preston Welsh: An appreciation

Preston Welsh: An appreciation

Maybe we prize Preston and his generation so much because they didn’t realize they were great until someone told them.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Another Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day

I found the verse to be moving, so I share it with you, our readers. Sometimes it is wise to look

November 18, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

This column should reach you, our loyal readers, a day or two before Christmas. That means we might depart from the usual opinion, to concentrate on well wishing. I’d like to do that as I approach my 75th Christmas.

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

We were NOT the ‘Greatest Generation’

We were NOT the ‘Greatest Generation’

Several years ago, a journalist and television anchor by the name of Tom Brokaw wrote a weighty encomium to the 15 million or so men and women of the World War II era armed forces and to their war industry civilian counterparts on the home front.

September 30, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Old soldiers never die

Old soldiers never die

Five-star General MacArthur may have been right about old soldiers when he quoted an old West Point song to academy graduates, but the words do not pertain to young soldiers.

August 20, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Harry and Hiroshima

Harry and Hiroshima

Last week Japan commemorated the 65th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack when an American B-29 dropped an early version of the nuclear weapon on the city of Hiroshima, instantaneously wiping out most of the city and killing an estimated 140,000 residents.

August 13, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Afghanistan and the whistleblower

Afghanistan and the whistleblower

The public release of classified material by Private First Class Bradley Manning may or may not have been an act of treason, comforting to the enemy and hurtful to the coalition effort in Afghanistan.

August 5, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »