Also good to see Enola Gay fully restored at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center.
This is usually THE day to go to Dulles and see the Enola Gay.
There’s always a crowd of both supporters and protesters. The docent led tours, when they stop in front of the Enola Gay, are taken over by Col Scott Willey (USAF ret and one of NASMs leading experts on the plane and the mission. I’ve seen him personally hand protesters their a&&es, very diplomatically and based on fact, when they try to resort to agitprop and sloganeering.
There’s a great article from years back in the Weekly Standard titled “Why Truman Dropped The Bomb”. Worth reading (can’t post the link correctly from my smartphone), it provides all the conclusive evidence needed to demonstrate that before the Nagasaki bomb the Japanese senior leadership were planning on national suicide ...