About two weeks ago, I saw Dunkirk the story of the Allied forces trapped on the beach in France as sitting ducks for German guns. They were trapped with no hope or help in sight because no large ships were available from England to provide a safe haven. There is a very moving scene in the film were the horizon is filled with a line of small boats, fishing, yachts and a sundry of others which needed only to float. The word had gotten out in England that their boys were trapped. . . . .400,000 of them and the ordinary everyday Englishmen instantly went without a thought for their own safety. The image above shows the rescue of the soldiers of Dunkirk. I wish I could show you the image in my mind that you will see if you go to see Dunkirk.
Ah, and this week the Cajun Armada made up of row boats, canoes, motorboats moving in to help with evacuation in Texas. I am reminded of “history repeating itself” and am glad there are still some heroes willing to put their lives as in the Dunkirk evacuation. Ordinary citizens loving their neighbors giving solace , protection and water. What a trans-formative event this could be for the division and hatred that has filled the images on the news before the flood. These dear souls saved people with no concern for person, religion, color and creed, an example for us all to follow!
Let it be !