MEMORIAL DAY TRIFECTA
Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation’s thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.
This Memorial weekend you should be taking your kid to Vets hospital, visiting fallen warriors or if you stay inside at home educate them or yourselves on our nation’s military and fallen warriors and what it has meant for them to serve.
Recently, HBO aired “Baghdad ER” where the majority of the feed back of those who pony up to watch it said it was typical HBO persuasive BS.
Now CNN is going to air “CNN Honors American Troops on Multiple Platforms for Memorial”.
They advertise that they will be pushing, “Coming Home” explores how the current war differs from previous conflicts, including the effects on social support systems for military families” They are basing this of off primarily donated video footage, letters etc donated through their web site link http://turnerinfo.turner.com/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK1F/www.cnn.com/cominghome that didn’t work when I clicked on it. Perhaps they had turned it off so close to airing of the show but my gut call is this is going to be a typical Communist News Network (CNN) broadcast and will, like the HBO debacle will try to persuade the viewer on how “bad” this war is and how “bad” he President is doing.
I will eat crow if they come across as the President being the “shit” and doing better as they could ever dream of, but something tells me there will be a underlining subject of Yak, spit spew coming from the CNN,
Another televised event will be of Lima Company 3/25 and their action with in Iraq starting on Thursday, May 25th at 9pmC. Featuring candid interviews and never-before-seen video, we tell the story of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq war. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, a reserve unit out of Columbus, Ohio was deployed to Iraq from February 28-September 30, 2005. http://www.aetv.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=163325
The third watch able show is 60 Minutes and the coverage of Cpl Fulk’s and his funeral services. Unlike the first of our trifecta, 60 minutes is usually pretty good on not involving a political agenda.
If you’re going to watch TV don’t be a self centered hooyaa. Get yer ass over to A&E, History Channel or the like and watch some warriors slug it out. Plus….it will drive the women crazy!!!
“More than duty”
(The Civil War) created in this country what had never existed before a national consciousness. It was not the salvation of the Union; it was the rebirth of the Union.Memorial Day Address (1915]