A to Z Challenge 2013

Monday, May 23, 2011

Please Watch This Clip

Normally I don't do this type of thing, but because I'm a veteran, I feel bound to share this with all of you.  When you get a chance, please go to this link and watch an important video.  There's nothing to buy, no expenditure on your part other than your time.  But for those of us who are Americans (or know the type of people showcased in this video), I think you'll agree that the few minutes it takes is worth the effort.

Thank you and God bless.


DEZMOND said...

there's no video here, Eric.

You mean army veteran?

Since I was once bombed by American soldiers for more than three months every day and night back in 1999 and saw thousands of innocent people and kids die under their bombs, I'm quite sensitive to this issue.

Eric said...

I've changed the link color now Dez. Yep, I'm a US Army Vet.

I am not going to even try to argue that what we're doing lately (last decade or so) is necessarily always right. And you are right to have strong opinions about it, given your experience. I will say however, that often enough it is the American soldiers who do a lot of good when nobody else is around to help out.

There are no words that can justify the deaths of innocent people. We put our trust (albeit blindly) in the leadership of our Commander-In-Chief and hope it is never abused.

Having said all of this, the link I am sharing has to do with soldiers from an era long past who did fight the good fight, for very good reasons.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was awesome! Gathering all of those veterans at the WWII Memorial - very moving.
Freedom isn't free. People need to remember that.

Eric said...

Alex - Thanks. I just had to share this with everyone and hopefully do my part to make it happen.

MrCachet said...


I'm here via Jamie, who had a very telling story to tell - and told it.

Every time I've been sent this link I have watched the video, but I'm running out of friends to send it!

I've interviewed two WWII veterans within the past year, and unfortunately one of them was unable to make the trip to DC before he passed on. To me, being a Vietnam vet, I've stressed to my children the very things you give voice to in your response above. In the end, those of us who share the 'war' experience (at least in the case of 'my' war) we were there for each other. WWII vets were there for US all.

Eric said...

MrCachet - I can't tell you how honored I am that you've stopped by my blog. I ran over to yours and was stunned by the beauty and artistic talent you display. Your words here mean a lot to me, and I'm happy that I was able to share this with someone like you. God bless you and keep you. Thank you for stopping by.