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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

        For many years, countless numbers of WW2 veterans living in Central California, also veterans of subsequent wars have yearned for the promised Fort Ord veterans cemetery to become a reality.  These veterans, many now in their 80s, are referred to as the Greatest Generation – my generation – because we were all involved, we were together as a nation, and victory in war was more achievable then than now when our nation is very polarized and not together.  And, many have yet to grasp the danger of world Islamic terrorism.  

        Now, finally, after 14 years, AB3035, the Bill to create that Fort Ord cemetery, has been passed, and for that kudos to State Senator J. Denham, Assemblyman S. Salinas, and Congressman Sam Farr.  

        The Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery Endowment Fund is now charged with acquiring the initial $4 million to proceed with this project.  The yearly maintenance fund for the cemetery, however, will be the responsibility of the State.

        So, now, why don’t We The People use our creative thoughts and see how soon we can raise the necessary funds?

        Kudos, also, to WW2 veteran Paul Ventura of Pebble Beach for caring so much for this project to become a reality that for years he kept the desire alive and now also he has various ideas about how to raise the funds needed.

        If you would like to be involved in this project, call Paul Ventura at (831) 626-0377, or email Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

        Let’s all get involved in this worthy and much wanted project.  It is a way for us to say to those veterans who fought for us “With deepest sincerity and appreciation, we thank you for the huge sacrifice you have made by putting your lives on the line for our nation.”

For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.

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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

          I wrote this in May 2008. 

          In the late 1920s when I was a child, I remember relatives and friends who yearned to go live in the Holy Land.  They went to the Middle East and purchased small parcels of land from various Arabs who were happy to dispose of their arid property.

Only after those Arabs saw that the Jews by creating drip irrigation, made their land blossom, those Arabs became envious, and tensions arose.  Those tensions still exist, and will never go away.  

I was a young mother in my mid 20s when Israel became a State in around 1946, and suddenly the surrounding Arab countries were joining together to annihilate Israel for becoming a recognized State.   

Israel urged those Arabs living peacefully among them to remain in their homes and be protected by the new State.  But, the Arab brethren urged them to leave, assuring them that the Israeli Jews would easily be crushed, and the Arabs could then return to their homes victorious and safe.  

That never happened.  Since they chose to leave Israel, Israel no longer wanted them back.  

So, what happened?  Those displaced Arabs were not taken in by their Arab brethren who lived in large wealthy oil countries, and could easily have absorbed them.  Instead, those Arab countries chose to keep the Israeli Arabs in camps indefinitely.

Why?   Specifically, to keep the displaced Arabs as political pawns, to make the world feel sorry for them, and hate Israel.  Then they admonished their displaced brethren to never accept the Palestinian State offered to them until Israel is destroyed.  

That was more than 60 years ago.  

They could have had their own country for the past many many years.  But, the stubborn Arabs still hope to throw Israel into the sea.  That has not happened yet, but who knows?   Surrounded by enemies, Israel is doomed to remain in a constant state of war.

It is a shame.  Israel is a tiny country, which can be traversed from north to south in eight hours, and east to west in three hours.

Ideally the Arabs should accept their Palestine now.  Next to Israel and both should live in peace and mutual respect.  The world will be much happier for it.  

For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.

© copyright 2013

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