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NO STALIN BUST FOR BEDFORD D-DAY MEMORIAL!

FOR THAT MATTER AX CLEMENT ATTLEE, TOO!

By Elwood Earl Sanders, Jr. – Guest Blogger

I read in today’s Times-Dispacth looking for coverage about the special session of the legislature but I found a more disturbing story instead: Stalin’s bust coming to America!

To be more specific the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. There are busts of FDR, Harry Truman, and Winston Churchill already at the memorial. And the intent of the memorial is not to honor Joseph Stalin, the communist dictator who ordered the murder of millions in the forced collectivation of farms in the Soviet Union (a crime covered up by Walter Duranty and the New York Times) millions more in the Great Purge of the 1930’s, and sent thousands of Soviet POWs after they came home to ten year terms in the Gulag. But even this bust is an honor Stalin is unworthy of. He should not have a bust in an American WWII memorial. Stalin did not directly assist in D-Day and between 1939 and 1941, the Soviet Union was Hitler’s ally. As such, the independent nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as well as part of Poland were occupied and the Baltics lost their independence. Even Gorbachev was not fully willing to right this wrong. The Polish officers captured by the Soviets were executed in the Katyn Forest and the Nazis were blamed. After the Second World War, the USSR occupied Eastern Europe for what was ultimately nearly 45 years of communist slavery.

I urge all the readers of the Virginia Right blog to contact the D-Day Foundation and protest this. It is right to honor the suffering and support of the Soviet people but not with a bust of Stalin.

While they are at it – ax the bust of Clement Attlee, too. He was not Prime Minister during D-Day, Churchill was still in office. All Atlee did as Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951 was bring to the United Kingdom the type of socialism that is being sought in the United States today.

You may contact the administrative offices of the National D-Day Memorial at dday@dday.org

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

9 Responses to “NO STALIN BUST FOR BEDFORD D-DAY MEMORIAL!”

  1. Is there a bust for the Canadian Prime Minister at the the time of the invasion, William Lyon Mackenzie King?

  2. Is there a bust for the Canadian Prime Minister at the the time of the invasion, William Lyon Mackenzie King?

  3. Cargosquid says:

    I just sent this:
    Please reject the plans to add Stalin to the bust line up at Bedford. The intent of the memorial is not to honor Joseph Stalin, the communist dictator who ordered the murder of millions in the forced collectivization of farms in the Soviet Union (a crime covered up by Walter Duranty and the New York Times) millions more in the Great Purge of the 1930’s, and sent thousands of Soviet POWs after they came home to ten year terms in the Gulag. But even this bust is an honor Stalin is unworthy of. He should not have a bust in an American WWII memorial. Stalin did not directly assist in D-Day and between 1939 and 1941, the Soviet Union was Hitler’s ally. As such, the independent nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as well as part of Poland were occupied and the Baltics lost their independence. Even Gorbachev was not fully willing to right this wrong. The Polish officers captured by the Soviets were executed in the Katyn Forest and the Nazis were blamed. After the Second World War, the USSR occupied Eastern Europe for what was ultimately nearly 45 years of communist slavery.

    Furthermore, Clement Atlee was NOT Prime Minister during D-Day, much less the majority of WWII. He ushered in a socialized, weakened England that put it on a downward spiral until Margaret Thatcher. Only those involved in D-Day and fought for freedom should be honored by the Memorial of Bedford's sacrifice. Also, please add a bust for the Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to honor the Canadian dead.

    Thank you.

  4. Cargosquid says:

    I just sent this:
    Please reject the plans to add Stalin to the bust line up at Bedford. The intent of the memorial is not to honor Joseph Stalin, the communist dictator who ordered the murder of millions in the forced collectivization of farms in the Soviet Union (a crime covered up by Walter Duranty and the New York Times) millions more in the Great Purge of the 1930’s, and sent thousands of Soviet POWs after they came home to ten year terms in the Gulag. But even this bust is an honor Stalin is unworthy of. He should not have a bust in an American WWII memorial. Stalin did not directly assist in D-Day and between 1939 and 1941, the Soviet Union was Hitler’s ally. As such, the independent nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia as well as part of Poland were occupied and the Baltics lost their independence. Even Gorbachev was not fully willing to right this wrong. The Polish officers captured by the Soviets were executed in the Katyn Forest and the Nazis were blamed. After the Second World War, the USSR occupied Eastern Europe for what was ultimately nearly 45 years of communist slavery.

    Furthermore, Clement Atlee was NOT Prime Minister during D-Day, much less the majority of WWII. He ushered in a socialized, weakened England that put it on a downward spiral until Margaret Thatcher. Only those involved in D-Day and fought for freedom should be honored by the Memorial of Bedford's sacrifice. Also, please add a bust for the Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to honor the Canadian dead.

    Thank you.

  5. Sandy Sanders says:

    Thanks, Cargosquid. I also sent a brief email to the D-Day committee. I was trying to get this blog entry more publicity so that others around the country will take up the cause.

    Sandy Sanders

  6. Sandy Sanders says:

    Thanks, Cargosquid. I also sent a brief email to the D-Day committee. I was trying to get this blog entry more publicity so that others around the country will take up the cause.

    Sandy Sanders

  7. Sandy Sanders says:

    This entry was cited on Bearing Drift yesterday.

    Sandy

  8. Sandy Sanders says:

    This entry was cited on Bearing Drift yesterday.

    Sandy

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