Monday, November 12, 2007

Looking forward...

I just saw one of the most moving shows on TV that I've ever seen. It was ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ by James Gandolfini.

Unlike other shows that cover the topic of the Iraq war, this was a simple show of interviews with the soldiers that have served. In it's simplicity, it was James and a small crew listening to the stories of veterans of the war, but there wasn't any blame or finger pointing that so many angle towards.

The approach of the show really allows for you to feel the sadness that overcomes you as you see these truly brave people tell their story. So many carry hope and positive outlooks in situations that would have most of us on a cliff's edge.

These folks are truly inspirational and I can only hope to find that kind of strength and dignity if the situation ever arrives.

So today, tomorrow, and always, a huge thanks for all the men and women that find create the buffer between us & our enemies. You & your families sacrifice so the many don't have to.

Godspeed to you.

On a side note, my cousin is about to go on his 5th, yes 5th tour in Iraq! This war needs to end...