The Long Road Home

I Just finished the National Geographic Docu-series based on the book “The Long Road Home” written by Martha Raddatz.

First thing I have to say is that it was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. So much so that I will have to go read the book now. It brought back the fact that even though these were American soldiers and that battle took place, that it could have been any country in the same situation.

I am a Canadian living in the US and I want to say to those men that fought in that battle, that I thank you for your bravery and your gallantry. You fought a battle that was harrowing and vicious and through it all you showed compassion when the need was given.

To all the countries in the world that fight for the freedom that we so take for granted, Thank You! For my Canadian brothers that are doing the same, Thank You! You fight so¬† that we don’t have to. You fight so that we can enjoy the freedom that we have, and we as I said before, take for granted.

Martha, if I may call you that, thank you for writing this book. Till I had seen the series, I had not heard of the battle. I was moved to tears at times and cheering at other times. I saw men that were brave and vulnerable at the same time. The kept their heads for the most part and weren’t afraid to show the pain and the suffering that they went through. I applaud you and say again thank you.

To the 1st Cavalry Division, thank you also. Through it all, you took on the enemy, fought with courage and bravery. I have never been in the military. I was not “good enough” due to medical problems. I don’t know what you went through. I don’t think I could have done it. Thank you for your service.

Miss Raddatz, I don’t know how to get a hold of the service men that fought then. I am hoping that you will pass this on to them and offer them my thanks.

To the folks that are reading this, please Thank a Veteran. No matter what war they served and no matter what country. They all deserve our thanks and appreciation. I have two brothers that although they never saw battle, did serve in the military in Canada. My brother Robert “deseased” (Army) and Leyton (Airforce). So say thank you and shake their hand and if they will allow it, a hug.

“Keep Looking up. For His coming is nigh!”

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