Saturday, October 8, 2011

"On the bridge" at the AMC Theater in Chicago...
Some of the people involved in making this documentary happen..The producer, director, and a
couple of the people that were brave enough to step forward and share their lives...
I can't even explain the emotions that came with seeing my nephew, Jason Moon on the screen. Hearing his songs that come straight from his heart..

Everyone has their own views on war...Everyone should see this film..We must realize that we don't always see what war does to our soldiers..If they are lucky enough to even come home..
They may have all of their limbs..They may look like they're fine...Well, some of them aren't..and we can't "see" it...

We have lost thousands of men and women to suicide because they can't live with what they have seen and done..they Don't get the help that they need to move forward in life as a civilian..
And it's a SHAME!!! Shame on our country for not doing whatever they need to do to help our soldiers when they need it the most...

It's been ten years for this war....ENOUGH!!

When I was a bartender, there was a great gentleman that served in Vietnam...When he had a few too many and the conversation went in a certain direction, he would go on and on about some of the things that he went through..he never got too graphic, he would always say, "you wouldn't believe it if I told you"..
There were some bar patrons that would say, he needs to get over it...There was no sympathy to what this man had been through..or say that he just needs to stop drinking...so easy to have all of the answers when YOU haven't been the one to face war first hand...

War does not affect all people the same..I understand that..but we as a country need to make sure that the very people that put their lives on the line for us are taken care of when they come HOME....

One of my nephews songs is titled "Trying to find my way home"...I hope and pray that one day, he will find his way home:)

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