Too bad they can no longer teach about this in Tennessee.
"That's not a big surprise because for nearly 60 years, the hangar was
neglected, its walls rusting and windows broken."Maybe because
it's only one of several bases that the Enola Gay crew trained at?How come the people that want money for this dead pile of wood, never mention
that the crew was only there FOR 13 DAYS? There are no Utah roots to that
plane. It was merely one stop out of several. The aircraft itself
has been restored and is on display at the National Air and Science Museum (part
of the Smithsonian) in Virginia.Let's let the rotting wood rot. We
can't be spending money over and over on something that's not that important.
i find the continual return to a horrific event distasteful---hiroshima seemed
necessary at the time but we really do not need to preserve in perpetuity every
step along the way---we should feel chagrin and try to move past it---preserving
another hanger in the name of honoring a specific part of world war 2 just
denigrates all the other parts that receive no such honor but were just as
necessary at the time---
Re: rnoble | 12:37 p.m. May 21, 2011 The heroes of WWII remembered
the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, and they released Japan was prepared
to dig in and fight to the last man.The atomic bombs were dropped
saved the live of thousands of American soldiers. Real Americans don't feel
chagrin for winning a war they didn't start.
winning the war that we did not start is not the point---i recognize it was
deemed right at the time---the point is we do not need to
memorialize it any more than we already do---lets move on---
The majority of Americans don't feel the need to be chagrined that the lives of
thousands of American and Japanese solders were saved by forcing their leaders
to surrender. There are consequences associated with starting a war .... and
Japan paid the full price.And American has moved on. We helped
Japan rebuild after the war and are a principle trading partner today.Preserving the Enola Gay hanger is very appropriate.
I'm always amazed when I hear of Americans who want to apologize for our victory
in the Pacific in WWII.There are those who think war is a game .....
where neither side is a winner or a loser.Probably best defines the
difference between liberal and conservative thinking.
Rifleman | 11:52 a.m. May 22, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah ================ Since you had to drag politics into it....1. Why aren't Conservatives complaining about taxes and this not being a
specific Constitutional requirement.2. I also thought Conservatives
didn't support anything "Gay" -- (a pun on the name of the plane).
Re: LDS Liberal | 7:45 a.m. May 23, 2011 When 'rnoble' put the
liberal spin on our victory over Japan and said "we should feel chagrin and
try to move past it--" it only seemed appropriate to remind him that the
lives of thousands of American (and Japanese) solders were saved because of our
use of the atom bomb.Back in the day of the Enola Gay before the
word "Gay" was hijacked it meant merry and happy. Today the word is
associated with is associated with depression as evidenced by the fact that
lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are five times more likely to attempt suicide
than their heterosexual peers.
@RiflemanYour liberal friends are good at dishing it out but they
just don't have any sense of humor when they get it back. The Japanese
surrender of the deck of the USS Missouri isn't in today's book of police action