I Hid Under the Bathroom Sink

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Dear Friends,

Some thoughts on the Pulse shooting.

The biggest message in Florida today is love and support for the families and friends of the victims at PULSE and the LGBT community.

Today I heard a victim report on his experience. “I hid under the bathroom sink.” It wasn’t the best protection, but the best he could do, he said. He is still in the hospital dealing with his physical and mental issues. His name is Angel. His mother went to  Orlando from Philadelphia. She is torn between him and her family in Philly. She said she will leave her heart “here.” I  wonder where his heart will lead him. Will the trauma lead him to become afraid to live his true self in public? As a straight female, I cannot imagine

What I take away from the news reports is the love is love without reference to gender preference. Regardless of sexual orientation, it appears the Orlando community along with the LGBT community is immersed in loving the victims and the survivors.

I do not write. but do read LGBT novels. The LGBT authors, the ones that I have read, depict love between same sex partners. Love that is romantic, deep and lasting. That love includes permanent heartfelt relationships with strong ties  in which the authors write the other side of the story that is prejudice and hate. Although the stories that I read are fiction, I believe they represent a true picture.

Let us not forget the shooter displayed a pattern of bizarre behavior since childhood. He was suspended from high school for 48 days. Did mental health workers reach out? Was he offered help and refused? Did not his parents wonder? Maybe there was no way he could be helped. So here comes the questions about the need in the United States for legal intervention.

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Sarina Rose

 

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Thoughts on VE Day

US military policemen read about the German surrender in the newspaper Stars and Stripes.

 

My Metaphysical Theory of Me: I am fascinated with stories of WW II. One of my theories about my fascination is maybe because I was born in 1942. Things were heating up in Europe. In France the Nazies separated 4,000 Jewish children from their mothers. The fathers had been sent away before then. The mothers were sent to one camp. The children were left alone to fend for themselves. In August all 4,000 were rounded up and shipped East to the death camps. I was born at the beginning of August, 1942. Maybe my soul belonged to one of them. 

My Blessing from WW II: My Father would have been a soldier in the U.S. Army, but after he was drafted he was discharged due to his flat feet. He was saved by his feet. Who would have thought flat feet was to be such a blessing. He was a barber and after being discharged, he gave free haircuts to every GI who walked into the shop. He stood on his feet for 8-10 hours a day and some nights could not relieve the aches. He is my WWII hero.  If he had not been discharged, I might not even be here. I would have been conceived and born at a different time and place.

Some Facts about VE day

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.[3] It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

The term VE Day existed as early as September 1944,[4] in anticipation of victory. On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany’s surrender, therefore, was authorised by his successor, ReichspräsidentKarl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

After regaining their independence from the Soviet Union, the Baltic countries now commemorate the end of World War II on 8 May, the Victory in Europe Day.[5] In the Ukraine from 2015, 8 May was designated as a day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, but it is not a public holiday.[1]

For the celebration in the former Soviet Union, see Victory Day (9 May).

Victory in Europe Day
Also called
  • V-E Day
  • VE Day
Observed by France, Czech Republic, Slovakia,[1] Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
Europe (1945)
Significance End of World War II in Europe
Date 7/8 May 1945[2]
Related to Victory over Japan Day
Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall, London on the day he broadcast the news that the war with Germany was over.
Crowds gathered in celebration at Piccadilly Circus, London during VE Day in 1945.
The instrument of Germany’s surrender signed at Reims, France on 7 May 1945.
Final positions of the Allied armies, May 1945.
US military policemen read about the German surrender in the newspaper Stars and Stripes.
Britain remembers the 50th anniversary in 1995 with a Lancaster bomber dropping poppies in front of Buckingham Palace

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany‘s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.[3] It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

The term VE Day existed as early as September 1944,[4] in anticipation of victory. On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany’s surrender, therefore, was authorised by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

From: Wikipedia.com

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