If we had lost the war, there would have been no Catholicism, but communism instead. There would have been no "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. There would have been no free enterprise. There would have been no hope.
Sadly, there are people within the American Catholic hierarchy that do not understand that it is the right of every Roman Catholic, by divine right, by Papal indult, and by the First Amendement of the United States Consitution, that we can exercise our right to practice traditional Catholicism as codified during the Council of Trent. Instead, they have reinvented the Church in a way that is very condtradictory to the teachings of the Church. They have ignored the Holy Father's wishes of using the Missal of 1962, which was the last Tridentine missal published. They have allowed for the devil to enter the sanctuary. They have altered the Mass so that any language can be used, which for a Catholic is ultimately dangerous.
They have also allowed to have children of heretics baptized without the parents accepting Catholicism. They have allowed Catholics to marry heretics in the Church. They have deprived people like me of a Catholic wife or husband.
There is no longer family life in the United States as there used to be. There is no "husband and wife, mother and father" relationships anymore. There are states that allow two people of the same sex to marry, in which I live in one unfortunatly. People who are married with children are treated as second-class citizens, the very same truth holds for traditionalists, and the same was true for women and non-whites until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by Congress.
People have also made fun of American Patriotism, and have ignored it altogether. People who are citizens of this country break the law by not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with everyone else. Civilians no longer salute the American flag on a daily basis, either at home, school, or work. People no longer vote for people who will uphold the Constitution gallantly. People have made fun of America, which is a shame.
To that end, we must thank our Veterans for making the ultimate sacrifice so we American Catholics can really act like Americans and Catholics. I have relatives, living and deceased, who are veterans, and I am easily insulted, as an American, when Americans do not salute the American Flag. Therefore, my Catholic wife will be an American citizen who salutes the flag on a daily basis with me.
God Bless America