World War II

Weaver left great legacy

June 15, the ninth anniversary of the passing of Harold M. Weaver, a long time to be missing that caring, compassionate, capable and community-oriented gentleman. Twenty-five years ...

Japanese offer precious lessons

Peace be upon you all. This letter is to all our Japanese friends who reside in Auburn and the surrounding communities. I want to first thank you for the great contributions that ...

World War II a living memory for some

“Old soldiers never die. They just fade away;” — General Douglas MacArthur. It is not that we forget. It is the passage of time — 69 years ago. My husband just turned 90 ...

WWII military included gays

This letter is in regards to the debate over the gays in the military. I agree with Chuck Huber in his letter in the Dec. 7 issue of the Auburn Journal. I was in the submarine se ...

Another View: Lest we forget

Dec. 7, 1941, is a day locked in the hearts and minds of all old enough to have lived during that horror and its aftermath: the four years of World War II. However, for the genera ...

Auburn loses a treasure

My dear friend Bob Smircich, 85, passed away last Thursday. He was the kind of person Tom Brokaw meant to describe when he coined the term “The Greatest Generation.” Some of ...

Council debates renaming airport field

Community members shared their thoughts Monday on recognizing those who lived and fought during World War II. Monday night’s City Council agenda included an item presented by Cou ...

Nat Giuliani and Auburn: a right fit

Auburn’s Nat Giuliani was born at home in San Francisco’s North Beach community in 1922 in the heart of the Bay Area’s Italian neighborhood. Giuliani comes from a long line ...

WWII ended in August 1945

I respectfully disagree with my good friend, George Costanich, that Sept. 3 be remembered (Reader Input, Sept. 8). Aug. 6, 9 and 15 are the critical dates. On Aug. 6, 1945, the ...

Keep VJ Day in memory

On Friday, Sept. 3, 1945 a very historical event occurred. The Japanese government surrendered. I expected that something would be mentioned in the Journal in its Sept. 3 edition. ...

Empty politicos claim pedestals

The empty pedestals at Auburn’s historic global crossings of compromise are still a front-page committee issue. “Miners, Indians, art works, Oh my!” One glorious statue of ...

Will our great legacy be escapism?

Live life over 50 years and one starts to read obituaries. Read enough of them and one soon comes to realize that generations leave legacies. Recent obituaries reflect a generati ...

Health care for all in great USA

Hooray! A health care plan is on the way, not a perfect one, but a step in the right direction. I was thinking about the past, the “greatest generation” – their WWII fight ...

Auburn icon never misses a good parade

If there is such a thing as an Auburn icon, Ralph Roper fits the bill. Husband, father, successful businessman, civic leader, community volunteer, 57-year Auburn resident, and just ...

World War II soldiers honored

It was a day 67 years in the making. On Wednesday Placer County officials and members of the Japanese American Citizens League unveiled the first phase of a monument to honor the ...