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every day is a bonus

My father, a Vietnam veteran, sent me this video this afternoon.

I think we often forget the privilege and gift that our freedom is. This clip is a moving tribute to the some of the people behind our country's security.

Emma sat beside me as I watched the video, with tears staining my cheeks. She asked, "Mommy, why are you crying? Who are these men?" I barely got my words out : These men are heroes.

My father, a Vietnam veteran, sent me this video this afternoon.

I think we often forget the privilege and gift that our freedom is. This clip is a moving tribute to the some of the people behind our country's security.

Emma sat beside me as I watched the video, with tears staining my cheeks. She asked, "Mommy, why are you crying? Who are these men?" I barely got my words out : These men are heroes.

8 comments on “every day is a bonus”

  1. They truly are heroes. Every man in the past 3 generations of my family has been in the military. What a sacrifice they and their families make to serve and defend our country.

  2. ohhh Molly – tear jerker. My husband is a veteran, served 2 deployments in Iraq. I really pray this kind of support continues through our generation, and none of these men and women are forgotten. Thank you for posting. I will be sharing!

    We live in Reisterstown – I’ve been a “lurker,” reading your blog for a while, and wanted to tell you I really enjoy the bits and pieces you choose to share with all of us. Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing. The grandfather of one of my son’s classmates is a Vietnam vet, too–he has written a novel and some songs about his experiences (http://richardmorrisauthor.com/ — I haven’t read the novel yet so this link is just FYI) and he was at the Wall to sing and give a reading. I am always so struck by his joyful, ebullient spirit, and I wonder at how he, or anyone, can come out of the horror of war to live again, let alone to create art from those experiences. We humans have infinite capacities to empathy and love and resilience–and I think vets know that in the most profound ways, perhaps.

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