Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

The Horror of Land Mines

Stan Freberg here. When Princess Diana died, all of us felt the loss. Another real loss, though, may be to the causes she felt deep about, like the horror of land mines. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Unexploded land mines kill or maim 26,000 people a year. That's 70 people a day, or 1 every 15 minutes, many of them unsuspecting children.

I was stationed in an Army hospital and saw firsthand what a land mine could do to the human body. On trips to Angola and Bosnia, Princess Diana comforted children with arms and legs blown off, and was horrified.

Realizing her celebrity could bring attention to the problem of 100 million land mines still in the ground, she tirelessly campaigned against them. She believed, as I do, that they should be banned, and was supposed to appear in Oslo to speak to a land mine conference, when she was tragically killed.

Maybe the countries of the world will now outlaw this needless and barbaric practice.

Stan Freberg here.

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