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What can we do to help Ukraine?

| November 17, 2022 1:00 AM

Did I mention , my dear, that when I returned from Vietnam the day before Christmas in 1969, the next summer I backpacked through Europe for two months.  I had a Eurail first class railroad pass and it was cheap.  

I visited Oslo where a college friend from Norway found records of my relatives, including my grandfather's relatives.  He then drove me to his parents' cabin in Bergen.  Along the way, I saw memorial plaques on the highway, dedicated to heroes from WW Two.  He said they were for countrymen who were forced to drive buses of German soldiers to different locations in his country.  

But, many of them drove off the roads on mountain passes, committing suicide in an effort to help the war effort.

In this present age of political dissent, it is hard to relate to such dedication that a man may do to love and protect his motherland.  Perhaps if not here, I wonder what an individual could do to help people in Ukraine.


Clark Fork