On this day, freedom lovers in America and beyond are compelled to honor the 75th anniversary of one of mankind’s most significant achievements: The successful nuclear attack on the enemy port of Hiroshima in Imperial Japan. The Washington Free Beacon commissioned a sonnet to mark the occasion. Enjoy!
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 book about the trials and tribulations of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic-caliber runner who was captured by the Japanese in 1943 and spent the rest of the war suffering unimaginably in Japanese POW camps. What follows are a few passages from Unbroken that came to mind for some reason today.