“Why would young Mr. Cawthorn proudly display photos of himself at Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest?”
“But his visit to Berchtesgaden and his comments there raise troubling questions that he has failed to answer.”
“Appropriate remembrance of its ravages through the centuries should evoke reflection on human evil, not honor its perpetrators.”
“Preparing young people to defend our country is not keeping them from learning. It is making their education more realistic and comprehensive.”
In 1930, William Dudley Pelley arrived to Asheville. By 1933, he created the Silver Legion of America — an anti-Semitic, pro-Hitler organization.
“We never knew for sure where the mission would be for that day. They would wake us up around 3:30 in the morning, and the sergeant from operations would tap me on the toe, saying, ‘Get up, lieutenant, and go act like a hero.’”