Honoring Our Soldiers

My apologies to everyone who left comments yesterday. I promise that I will try to respond as soon as I’m able. Frankly though, I was already “scraping bottom” when I published It Ain’t Easy Being This Good, and my day just went downhill from there…

And then I started – but could not finish – watching last night’s 60 Minutes Presents: Honoring our soldiers. The full report (or at least the first few minutes that I saw last night) is an absolute must see, but I want you to take a look at this short clip from Extreme bravery, reluctant hero first:

Here’s the full report:

What could I possibly add to that?

I want ice water.

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14 thoughts on “Honoring Our Soldiers

  1. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the politics or the decisions that send them over, our soldiers are pretty much all heros.
    Thanks for the clips,and I’ll make sure I get to put in my quiet moment of thanks and memorial to them.

    Great post, Izaak.


  2. Thank you for sharing the clip of the interview. It helps us understand why soldiers come home with changed attitudes after being involved in war. We forget that war is hell–for soldiers and civilians. I believe in praying for our troops–but I also believe in praying for the civilians in the war-torn countries who are caught in the crossfire.


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  4. I watched “60 Minutes” last night after watching “Flag of Our Fathers,” Clint Eastwood’s take (produced, directed, and scored) on the story of the the Iwo Jima flag raising. Certainly had me in a Memorial Day mood. I appreciate their willingness to serve, but I wish all our troops were home.


  5. Ah shit, I should’ve read this before I posted my previous comment. Sorry to hear that you did not in fact have a good ‘un.

    I’ve never been one to blindly hero worship soldiers, but that said they are willing to risk and indeed give their lives for the good of society as a whole, and you cannot make a greater sacrifice. As El Guapo said, regardless of the politics, you have to respect that.


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