Thank you to Greg Anstrom and Bill Sweeney for their Veterans Day Program, and thank you to all of those who have served our country so bravely. 
In addition  to recognizing each person for their service in the American Armed Forces, Greg and Bill gave an overview of the recently declassified Operation:Downfall, and what it would have meant for American troops had the atomic bombs not been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Operation:Downfall was to have a been a strictly American operation that aimed at the heart of the Japanese empire. It would have seen troop involvement from the entire Marine Corps, the entire Pacific  campaign. Navy, the 7th, 8th and 10th Army Air Force and the American Far Eastern Air Force. Casualties were expected to be heavy. Meanwhile, Japan was quietly working on underground hangars, sea plane bases and suicide takeoff air strips as part of their One Hundred Million Will Die for the Empire and Nation Campaign. However, in early August, President Harry Truman gave the verbal go-ahead to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with the empire surrendering just a few days later.