Thank Pam

"I was born to be a Navy wife," Pam says readily.  "When I was a kid, I used to watch the old movies.  I always pictured me standing on the dock.  It doesn't matter where you live, just as long as your family is happy."  Pam knew her calling. Did the young Stalin and Mao sense their destinies to murder millions of people in the service of their egomaniacal cults of communism?  Did Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il-sung, Pol Pot, or Nicolae Ceaucescu picture himself committing genocide and imprisoning his countrymen while much of the rest of the world prospered? Pam asked me to tell her story.  She said, "Maybe it can help people."  I tell it not as a paean to the cruel business of war, but with the understanding that freedom never fails.  And how American resistance to the bane of communism in the 20th century called upon a girl from Queens to make the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, and to keep on dancing still. ...(Read Full Article)