“Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread and peace-that he shall know justice and righteousness, freedom and security, an equal opportunity and an equal chance to do his best, not only in our own lands, but throughout the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address on United Flag Day.

It is unfortunate that man forgets, both here and abroad, of the lessons learnt in the past.

“Every cross I see in the military cemetery represents a young life between 20 and 40 years of age. That’s a waste. It shouldn’t be. The people who create those situations, are never the ones that are out there fighting. I detest that, I hate it.” – Shelby Westbrook, WW2 veteran.

Let us remember the atrocity and madness that was the World War II. An estimated 70 million people were killed. More than half of them were civilians.

“War is stupid. Crazy. We’ve got to have.. love.. on our planet.” – Charles Scheffel, WW2 veteran.

Watch the documentary series by History Channel, WWII in HD, containing 10 hours of raw footage of the war, most of which have never been shown on TV before. Expect some pretty darn graphic images, that consists of not actors in makeup and costumes like you’re used to in Hollywood movies, but of real men who had real lives.