inessential: 1942 Letter to My Grandfather from His Father:
Brent writes: My Dad ran across a remarkable letter and shared it with family. I volunteered to share it more widely, and Dad and his siblings agreed.
You are too intelligent to be told and believe that war is anything but a tragic mess, however, we are in this not with our consent but because of a treacherous attack that we did not invite. Regardless of the causes the effect is that we simply must win.
[Go read the whole thing. It’s remarkable history. Thanks for sharing Brent.]