Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Further evidence that the average people living in Europe feel a closeness to America that their governments, media and universities do not.

Over the years, Speder, 40, and Seel, 38, have discovered the remains of 10 GIs, most now identified as from the 99th Infantry Division, a unit with roots in a Pittsburgh Army reserve unit. Six of them were found just in the last year. On June 22, three of those American soldiers were buried with full military honors at Henri-Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium. Speder said 2,000 of his countrymen turned out for the funeral. "The Belgian people are very dedicated to the American soldiers," he said.

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