Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Special Presentation

Since its the 4th of July I thought I might as well embed this video too. I always loved this song and the John Wayne movie. In thinking about the sacrifices of the men and women of the American armed forces today and in the past, I think that a lot of politicians are going to have a lot to answer for on Judgment Day. To quote Rambo, "Why didn't you let us win?"

1 comment:

  1. I always thought this was a corny song, until I started reading about Green Berets in Vietnam.

    Sadler was one, of course. He died mysteriously in Central America in the late '80s.

    The song has a boring beat, stupid lyrics -- these were my thoughts UNTIL, holy cow, I read about the exploits of Billy Waugh, Richard Meadows, Robert L. Howard, MANY MORE. The list goes on and on and on. Stories of brave men, "fighting soldiers from the sky" (the first HALO jumps were in Vietnam). I can hardly get through this song w/o tears coming to my eyes.