In the Heart of Texas

While in Dallas on a recent visit, I attended a Kiwanis Club meeting with my father-in-law. The small group was mostly elderly and included a number of veterans of various wars, including World War II, which was the subject of the meeting.

The chairman gave a review of a book about the last year of the battle against Hitler, detailing all the deaths from aerial combat, ground warfare, disease, bombing, and so on. At the end of the report, the chairman offered a personal remark, which I found extraordinary–given the location and the audience.

He said, “If I could vote President Obama out of office tomorrow, I would. But I thank God that he has kept us out of any more wars.” —J. Douglas Ousley

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