Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We Were Soldiers...

This film is brilliant, but not for the faint of heart. It is really a tribute to the men who fought in Vietnam in that it tells the truth about what these men were up against as they fought and the courage they showed. Whether the government was in this war for the right reasons or not does not matter here. Most of the soldiers were fighting for liberty for the people at home and those they didn't know. They received little thanks. Their government had a difficult time deciding the objective and how to achieve it. The lives of many talented, well-trained, valiant men were simply wasted . They had wives and children and parents and friends who loved them and grieved for them then and now.

And yet, we continue to give up our liberty in this country for a little security, for hollow bribes and empty promises. Half of us don't vote. Half of us don't pay taxes. Some of us don't even know there was a war in Vietnam. And, when I watch something like this film, I feel that the blood of those who payed the ultimate price will one day ask for an accounting of how we squandered the freedom they provided and protected.

To all those who have served and continue to serve now. ... Thank you. May God bless you.

1 comment:

Janice said...

I need to see this film.