While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians began taking down their statues of Josef Stalin. Astonishingly, in America, the National D-Day Memorial is now placing his bust on a pedestal at its museum in Bedford, VA.
I am driven by my passion to tell the story of a group of men and women who volunteered for service during World War II to save the greatest structures and other priceless works of art from destruction.
France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.
Although plagued by racial segregation, the armed forces brought people of every background together and made plain our common identity as Americans. Today, only openly gay and lesbian people are restricted from this opportunity.