Skip to comments.Warships pay respect over Islay war dead site
Posted on 05/04/2018 1:47:57 AM PDT by MadMitch
Warships from Britain, America, France and Germany have gathered over the wreck of a World War One troopship to pay respect to the 700 men who died in two disasters off Islay. More than 200 US soldiers died when the Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Islay in February in 1918.
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The sea gods of Scotland the Brave,
Preside over this sacred water grave.
One of the things I find interesting is the degree of surprise stated when people in the world act with respect.
I think that people would still act that way. The difference is that communication is so different, and transportation so easy, that the government would have taken over the process.
But when left to their own, most people are decent.
This, to me is a surprise and I would like to know the genesis of the event.
I don't think it was even a thought during the obama administration, leading me to believe that the common denominator is President Trump.
I believe President Cyrus has been sent by God.
Still US Soldiers buried on Islay and Jura islands I think. The only thing on those islands are peat, scotch distilleries and memorials to this sinking. Laphroig, Lagavulin, and other distilleries sent their workers to help with rescue and recovery. I think they have a local day of remembrance.
I was glad to read there are no plans to destroy this historic flag.
The dead are sacred to cultures that have not been watered down by "maybe there is no God" or some other such foolishness.
I'd be proud and thankful if a relative of mine (none that I know of, Dad was Canadian) was buried on Islay.
What was lost between 1914-1945 was irreplaceable. The best genetic stock of Western civilization was exterminated. It is no surprise that the culture has devolved into hedonistic debauchery.
Sure, it was 100 years ago, but some can still remember the pain and anguish from the stories of those who experienced it. Thousands of American mothers, wives, and children grieved over this at the time and the memories of their loved ones remained with them for a lifetime.
Gonna have to pick up a nice scotch from the Kilchoman area, where most bodies washed up and were buried, for a proper salute, of course!:
We do the same
*possible ping of interest*
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