Where were you on the 2nd day of this month, 68 years ago? I was in the South Pacific getting the news that Japan had just surrendered.
I was with a large group of American's (and their allies) waiting to invade mainland Japan.
We were nervous.....we were apprehensive...we were scared. We'd been told, by both sides, that we can expect casualties to exceed a half million.
But "Uncle Harry" (Truman) dropped "The bomb" and those of us that didn't go ashore as an occupying forcewent home.
Now, while the popular date for the end of World War II is 1945...the official end was Dec. 31, 1946 by a presidential proclamation.
As one of those direct involved. I claim the right to deny that the dropping of the A-bombs was a mistake and an "immoral act" by our country.....ask any of these half million who wouldn't have come home.
Grandpa sez "we should stop apologizing for "The bomb"....and remember Pearl Harbor."