Paul Bennett is the military historian in residence at the Fondue Writer’s Club. It is a prestigious honor that comes with a lifetime supply of synonyms for fight and shoot.
For today’s Easter story, he has written us a snapshot from World War II on the Island of Okinawa. It is very heart tugging story that has all you need for a good Easter story — It is set on Easter Sunday. There is chocolate. There are children. Death as in the air. But Death doesn’t win. Oh, and artillery. Don’t forget that. No Easter story is complete without artillery.
I think you’ll enjoy this quick three to five minute read. Click on the image of the G.I. (which I clearly lifted from someone named Alamy) in the picture below to read ‘Easter On Okinawa’.