For those of you who lived through the Vietnam War, you’ll remember the violence and discontent from our country’s involvement. As crazy as it sounds, many Americans blamed our soldiers for being there, and their suffering and the terrible things they witnessed made no difference to those back home. The soldiers were shunned and rebuked upon their return to US soil. They were made to be the enemy when they were, in truth, fighting to help keep us all free, something everyone should have appreciated more than they did.
Nowadays, thankfully, the tide has turned, and the men and women in our military are honored and revered, as they should be. Patriotism is surging. The flag once again flies with respect. Who can keep a dry eye while watching a news clip of a soldier dad returning home to surprise his child?
One of the ways to show our patriotism is through songs and videos. Yesterday, my sister-filly, Cheryl Pierson, wrote an excellent blog with many examples of patriotic songs, and our readers loved chiming in.
Funny how great minds think alike.
Tim McGraw is one of my top three country singers, and I’m sharing his popular video for “If You’re Reading This.”
During our Special Event week celebrating patriotism, please enjoy. And be sure to grab a Kleenex.