Today, I was reading the Washington Post and BBC takes on the celebration of the defeat of NAZI Germany. Growing up in America, I often think of D-day and images of the Royal British Air Force bombing Berlin, but often overlooked is the losses that the Red Army took and even the defeated German people. Having traveled to Russia, Germany and a number of Eastern European nations that were war torn and battle grounds for the war, much of their societies are still in the process of rebuilding and healing. The Baltic region, which was one of the main battle grounds for the Germans and the Russians Armies are societies that still have scars from 70 years past. The people, who are strong, have faced a steady stream of geopolitical tensions, now struggle with the balance of freedom and crime. In the footage below, you can see what the German people living in Berlin faced when starting over from the defeat of war. While I am proud of the American success, there is still a somber reality to the extent of damage that a world at war can cause. Thank God for the freedom and peace that we are now enjoying because of the sacrifice of the generation before us.
Link provided by the Washington Post