I was just interviewing a history professor at Ohio Northern University. He teaches a class on Public History and said that, more and more, contemporary America is developing a marked protest climate. He said, for an amalgam of reasons, that more and more people are speaking their mind demonstrably. He said that in class, one of the examples he uses, is that of the Enola Gay. That is, to mark the 50th year anniversary of the ending of World War II, the Smithsonian was doing an installation of World War II memorabilia, and wanted to include the Enola Gay airplane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima to help end the war. However, pacifists, Japanese Americans, even some veterans groups… protested. And under pressure, the Smithsonian nixed the Enola Gay idea. Note: In our travels, we stopped at a once secret Wendover Air Force Base in the Utah desert where the Enola Gay had been stationed before going overseas. It had been housed in “Hanger 5.” And although the hanger is empty and rusting now, the gravity of seeing the sight was stirring, even eerie. Our military position paper reflects a paradigm intended to tremendously minimize the possibility another Hiroshima (or Nagasaki) ever happened again.