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        Ralph Liberato remembers the Battle of Okinawa, and the horrors of war – and wants future generations of Americans to remember World War II with a memorial tribute to the veterans of that dark chapter in our history.

        Liberato prefers not to embellish his personal heroics in the most savage fighting in the Pacific theater.

        But Liberato remembers his comrades – the 12,500 who paid the supreme sacrifice, and the thousands left inflicted with . . . mental and physical scars from fighting . . .

        That’s why the Democratic county commissioner from Warren is spearheading a June 27 benefit concert to help raise funds for the construction of a World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

        In keeping with the concert’s theme, the ‘Senior Swing Society’ and Liberato have arranged for an all-star musical cast for the benefit.

        Why should we remember the generation of Americans who served in World War II?

        We need to remember the history of that era in our nation, especially the 400,000 Americans who fought and died to uphold cherished tenets of freedom of a world at war.

        For Liberato . . . it is also a memorial to help future generations honor and salute the ‘greatest generation’ of the 20th century – and his fallen comrades on the island of Okinawa.

From Man’s mission is memorial to WWII veterans,

Mitch Kehetian THE MACOMB DAILY, June 2001

THE SENIOR SWING SOCIETY OF MACOMB DONATED OVER $30,000 TO HELP BUILD THE WWII MEMORIAL

It is listed on the official website as a Grassroots contributor of $20,000 - $50,000.


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