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1945 was the end of WWII. Consider the Shemitah, the Tetrad, and 2015.

I945 was the year of the end of WWII. The killing of Jews of Israel had come to a halt. 1945 was also the year of the Shemitah. So, what’s that? Seven year cycles terminate in a year known as the Shemitah, or the year of “release” in the Sabbatical 7 year cycle. What does that mean? The Shemitah year waives all outstanding debts between Jewish debtors and creditors. Seven  7 year periods in a row, or 49 years leads us to the 50th year, or the year of Jubilee. What is the year of Jubilee? The year of Jubilee deals largely with land, property, and property rights. According to the Bible in Leviticus 25:8-13, slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. (Wikipedia).

So where am I going with this? The Jubilee year is a year of correction and restoration. Consider the end of WWII and the Jews of what is now the nation of Israel. In 1948 they proclaimed the nation of Israel to be restored. That was after a 2000 year break. The Tetrad followed in 1949 and 1950. It happened again in 1967 and 1968 when the Jews took back Jerusalem in the 6 day war. Consider the Tetrad. What is that? It is 4 Blood Moons that happen and have a special importance when on Jewish holidays. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon. This blocks the sun’s rays from reflecting off the moon as normal. However, some of the sun’s rays curve around the earth causing the moon to appear red during a total eclipse. Because of its vivid color, a total lunar eclipse is often referred to by NASA as a Blood Red Moon. Read more »

KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE

USS MissouriKissFlagsKEEP THE SPIRIT OF 45 ALIVE IN 2015.
To do so is to preserve the legacy of the Greatest Generation, the men and women who served in WWII, including those on the home front. This year is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

In 2010, Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 226, supporting a national day of remembrance. The day to remember is August 14th, 1945. “We want to recapture the spirit of that generation and give a reminder of the fact that people today share DNA with those who achieved so much in 1945. This is the last chance to celebrate this spirit while there are still surviving men and women of this generation;” said Warren C. Hegg, “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive’s” national supervisor.

Among the Spirit of ’45 Day activities are wreath-laying ceremonies, big-band swing dances, observances at professional sporting events, World War II aircraft flyovers, concerts, open houses at senior living communities, and “kiss-ins” to re-enact the famous victory kiss between a sailor and a nurse in New York City’s Times Square on Aug. 14,1945.

Jerry Yellin Fighter Pilot over Iwo JimaJerry Yellin vividly remembers Aug.14, 1945, the ¬ final day of World War II. While returning to Iwo Jima with fellow pilots after flying his P-51 Mustang on a strafing mission over Tokyo that day, Yellin said, “I found out that my wingman was killed.” Upon landing at Iwo Jima, he then learned that the war had ended just hours before, making his wingman, 1st Lt. Philip Schlamberg, one of the war’s ¬ final casualties.

Now, nearly 70 years later, Yellin wants the nation to remember Schlamberg and all those who sacrifi-ced so much to win the war. Yellin, an Air Force Association (AFA) member who turns 91 in February, has been travelling across the country as national spokesman for “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive.”
I was privileged to meet and interview Jerry Yellin on a trip to Guam and on to Iwo Jima with the “Military Historical Tours” of Woodbridge, Virginia in 2010. His story is featured in my book “Pain and Purpose in the Pacific.” Read more »