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"We are their heirs"

On this Memorial Day in America, Powerline posted "We are their heirs", and despite the seemingly tenuous British connection - Newton, Massachusetts, was founded by English settlers - we have linked to the post because all of us in the Anglosphere and beyond are the heirs of the men of Newton who fell in World War II. We are the heirs of all the British, American and Allied soldiers who fell.

Tom Mountain's piece begins -

When Fred Guzzi, head of Newton Veterans’ Services, faxed me six pages full of names, I immediately called to remind him that I requested the list of soldiers from Newton who died in World War II, not the list of everyone from Newton who served. The list that he sent had too many pages, too many names. Surely one faxed page would suffice. He quickly retorted that all six pages contained the names of all the men from Newton who died in World War II — 269 of them.
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