If Only Democrats Loved America Like Pilsen Czechs
Early in the morning of 6 May
1945, American soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Group, Third
Army, under the command of General George S. Patton,
reached south-western Bohemia and decisively helped in
the liberation of the city of Pilsen in what is now the
It wasn't until the
fall of Communism that the citizens of Pilsen finally
learned who it was that liberated their city and so
every year since 1990 the city has held a "Liberation
Festival" to honor American soldiers. The festival has
become a local tradition and many American and Allied
veterans make it a point to attend.
While most anti-war
demonstrations are infested with liberal Democrats who
believe that war never solves anything and who despise
our military, the citizens of Pilsen know better and
appreciate, respect and venerate the heroes that
sacrificed so much to make the world and their city
free. They love America and the American Soldier.
65 years later.......by the thousands
the citizens of Pilsen came to say thank you....
the streets of Pilsen for miles.
From large crowds…
To quiet reflective moments…
this American family's private time to honor
remember their American hero.
is the crash site of Lt. Virgil P.
Kirkham, the last recorded American
USAAF pilot killed in Europe during
WWII. It was Lt. Kirkham's 82nd
mission and one that he volunteered
to go on.
the time this 20 year old pilot's
P-47 Thunderbolt plane was shot
down, a young 14 year old Czech
girl, Zdenka Sladkova, was so moved
by his sacrifice she made a vow to
care for him and his memory.
straight years , Zdenka, now 79 years old, took
on the responsibility to care for Virgil'scrash site
and memorial near her home.
On May 4th she was recognized by the Mayor of
Zdenka's home town of Trhanova , Czech Republic ,
for her sacrifice and extraordinary effort to honor
this American hero.
chapter in this important story.....the Czech people are
their children about America's sacrifice for their freedom.
American Soldiers, young and old, are the ''Rock Stars''
these children and their parents want autographs from..
Yes, Rock Stars ! ... As they patiently waited for his
the respect this little Czech boy and his
father have for our troops
serving today was
heartwarming and inspirational.
Brian LaViolette Foundation will established
Scholarship of Honor in tribute to General
George S. Patton
and the American Soldier, past
year, a different military hero will be honored in
tribute to General Patton's memory and their mission to
liberate Europe .
This award will be presented to a graduating senior who
will be entering the military or a form of community
service such as fireman, policeman, teaching or nursing,
a cause greater than self. The student will be from one
of the five high schools in Pilsen , Czech Republic ..
The first award will be presented in May 2011 in honor
of Lt. Virgil Kirkham, that young 20 year old P-47 pilot
killed 65 years ago in the final days of WWII.
Virgil's award will be someone who knows the true
meaning of service and sacrifice... someone who looks a
lot like Virgil…
Marion Kirkham, Virgil's brother, who himself
served during WWII in the United States Army -
Air Corps. !!!
In closing... Here is what the city of Pilsen
thinks of General Patton's grandson. George
Patton Waters (another Rock Star!) we're proud
to say, serves on Brian's Foundation board.
it's front page news.. not buried in the middle of the
General Miroslav Zizka - 1st Deputy Chief of Staff -
Ministry of Defense - Czech Armed Forces.
please join this amazing journey…
Come visit Pilsen in the Czech Republic during the first
part of May 2011,
it may also be a life changing
experience for you.
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