I watched one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. The documentary was called Vietnam Homecoming. The subject matter follows Vietnam Veterans on their way to Branson, Missouri for the annual Welcome Home Parade that is held every year. I cried multiple times throughout the movie and yes I am willing to admit it because if this documentary doesn't move you I don't know what will. The interviews range in subject starting with the veterans return home and being disgraced upon returning home. These included everything from being spit on and having people calling them baby killers. Than the film describes the unique problem being faced with Vietnam Veterans that being a lack of closure and PTSD or (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The Veterans reflect on living with the memories and the problems with families including Alcohol Abuse, and the affects on their marriages. Ultimately upon returning from war veterans from Vietnam could not discuss the war due to the backlass and felt abandoned and alone.
Why am I writting this Blog you ask its simple my brother is a Veteran of the Iraq war and is currently serving in Afghanistan. I hope that we can appericate every Veterans sacrifice and never ever repeat the disrespect showen to our soldiers. I was very pleased with this documentary that the History Channel made and that it honored our Vietnam Veterans.
God Bless America
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I have the next two days off put I have a real dilemma. Now that I'm going to UH West oahu I now have to take evening classes but have no Idea how many hours I can work. I'm not so much worried about it because things always work out. I haven't heard from my best friend in a least a week I can't help but wonder if something is wrong. I also have no way of knowing what is going on because he is not answering his phone. Other than that I think I'm going to talk to someone at UH West Oahu about registering and what I need to do.