I am blessed to continue to post about Memorial Day since 2012. For those who do follow the blog page. I refrain from being pulled into the politics of day. And I’ll leave it at that. What is more important than whatever “side” your on. Is what we did as service in whatever war. At the time of in theatre service, I don’t think we thought much about “Freedom of Speech.” Our focus was staying alive. Rescuing our buddies, and getting the medical help they needed.
I will say this, over the last 49 years. There is help for all of us. As this is just me saying this: “As brother and sister vets, we need to let those we know! Regardless of how our day is: We’re there for our fellow brothers and sisters. PTSD is devastating to all of us, we know there is no “Magic Wand” that will erase the nightmares and the pain.
We only have one thing! That is our LOVE for each other who suffer this day in and day out! I had my share of bad days, only in the last couple of years have I told my closest friends. About how my heart and soul was crying every day from September 14, 1970, into the early 1990s. I made the decision to do the work, to make myself better. Sometime’s I would wake up and I wasn’t crying on the inside and it took time.
Making the film wasn’t about me, it was about Honoring Vietnam Veterans. To at least say this is our moment along with every day to remember those from that war. Along with every war since then.
Here’s the link to Volume I of Weekend To Remember, 25th Anniversary, Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Share with those who care and maybe those who take our sacrifice for granted. Which we do not take anything for granted!