Saturday, August 06, 2005

What a Difference 60 Years Makes

On August 6, 1945, Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the Empire of Japan. Today, August 6, 2005, Americans threw bombs in Japan. But, these bombs were only on a football field. What a difference 60 years makes!

Only 60 years ago, the United States and Japan were engaged in a death struggle that only ended when the U.S. employed the most fearsome weapon that the world had ever seen. The carnage from the two bombs that were dropped was truly horrifying. But once the war was over, the United States wrote a new constitution for the Japanese people and helped them rebuild themselves into an international economic power. And today, our country shared one its greatest creations with the people of Japan when Falcons played the Colts in an exhibition game in the Tokyo Dome.