American Values by Larry Kirby

Larry Kirby, a WWII veteran, aged 91 years, was on NPR’s OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook program on May 26, 2016. I luckily was able to hear that program and heard Mr. Kirby give an eloquent talk on American values and how things have changed, in his eyes, since WWII. It was the most meaningful essay I have heard in my lifetime. Mr. Kirby has shown the spotlight on what ails our society in a most honest way. I agree with and applaud Mr. Kirby’s address. I recommend you take about 6 minutes and listen to Larry Kirby’s speech yourself.

You can see the NPR article with pictures at OnpointRadio.

You can read the full essay at Foreign Policy.

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin.

“Be yourself; everybody else is already taken.” – anonymous


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