This is an updated version of a blog I wrote in 2014.
I really enjoy learning about history and especially World War II history. With today being Veterans Day I wish I could somehow respectfully relate Star Wars to all that our veterans have done for us and all that our current military men and women still do for us today. Yes, the Empire and First Order can be compared to Nazi Germany and Emperor Palpatine to Adolf Hitler, both being bent on complete domination and destruction of their enemies. The Rebel Alliance can be compared to the Allied forces, because both were fighting for something greater than themselves. But our veterans do and have done so much more that is never talked about or known. So the best way for me to incorporate Star Wars is to say that without these veterans we would not have the freedoms and opportunities that make it possible to enjoy our favorite saga.