For many Memorial day is just another excuse for people to have fun, take trips and go on vacation.
It has become a day mostly for hot dogs, hamburgers, movies and entertainment…As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
We tend to easily forget the sacrifices made on our behalf.
For some there is no remembrance whatsoever of their sacrifice…
One group we do not remember on Memorial day are Atomic veterans.
The radiation veterans and atomic veterans who still seek justice – Why?
Why don’t we remember the human experimentation on soldiers in connection with atomic and nuclear bomb tests? The germ warfare and virulent disease testing on soldiers, the sick out experiments performed on them…
Why don’t we remember the soldiers who were repeatedly exposed to atomic bombs during the military tests? It is because we don’t want to deal with it. See Youtube video Atomic veterans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3rqpn7yiU4
“Their blood cries out for justice”, says R. Gordon of Charlotte, N.C.
POLITICS FIRST – VETERANS SECOND
“The Atomic Victims and their wife’s got no money no respect no metals and NO American popular opinion knowledge of Honor, but they all had one think that metals, and money can never give, True soles with Dignity, and Honor THE REAL KIND. To the soles of the men and popular opinion that allowed the testing of AMERICAN young men to be used like lab mice…. Kevin Dwayne blanch 2/19/11.”
To this day the very names and medical records of the site participants remain “CLASSIFIED” in some cases.
Today the leadership at the highest levels of the military remain opposed to honoring the atomic veterans in any way, shape or form. Why? Is it because they are ashamed?
Because our servicemen were used as human lab rats and the horror they went through afterwards? Or is it just part of the official cover up?
How else can you explain battalion and battalion of men being placed just a few thousand yards from suspended detonation with only a trench to protect them, or ship crews sitting topside unprotected during underwater or atmospheric tests. Or the crews flying through mushroom clouds on a mission to measure radiation levels?
These servicemen represented a cheap, easily controlled and expendable group of human beings the government could use and discard without a second thought. Was their personal health a real concern? NO!
We remember those veterans who were experimented on the 3rd of September 1945:
4000 SECRET RADIATION EXPERIMENTS WERE PREFORMED ON SOLDIERS without their consent by the Atomic Energy Commission. To the 220,000 plus military personnel that “participated” in the TWO HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE (235) unrestricted atmospheric and underwater Atomic tests between 1945 and 1963.
We do remember the lies and cover ups of the tests afterwards, on unwilling participants. Who, lets face it did nothing to deserve the kind of treatment except for the fact they were in military service.
“How cheap their lives were valued by those in charge”, says Hugh Jacks, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Grenada.
Today we still don’t demand justice on their behalf, we don’t honor them.
See video: Atomic veterans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3rqpn7yiU4
No instead the government subjected them to unspeakable horrors, or the government experimented on them in God awful ways that you cannot even begin to imagine.
Later the military said it never happened, and in some case the government went so far as to cheat survivors out of disability benefits. For them it would mean years of debilitating effects of their exposure in the form of cancers that would eat them alive… This was not right!
Like I said there is no remembrance of them on Memorial day!
To date there has been no stated apology to these soldiers, whose lives were cut short. From no one in political power.
They are forgotten – out of mind.