North Americans of my generation inherited a world of relative peace and opportunity.
We received our good fortune through the toil, courage, and sacrifice of ancestors, grandparents, and parents who worked and served through centuries of pioneer settlement, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II.
Despite a lingering Cold War with communism, we came of age trusting in the strength and fairness of free nations and the security of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In the Atlantic Triangle we welcomed scores of people who had been displaced by political revolutions and bloody conflicts. Aspiring immigrant families from around the world flocked to the shores of the UK, USA, and Canada for lives they knew would be enriched by the survival of Anglo-American virtues….
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