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11 November 2009 @ 06:04 pm
Veterans Day  
Tonight on PBS, there will be The Airmen and the Headhunters about WWII aviation in New Guinea. The best book on the subject is Air Combat at 20 Feet by Garret Middlebrook. Great book and great American. I admire him more than I can say and he explains flying and flying a B-25 strafer/bomber over the mountains of New Guinea.
Then is POV-The Way We Get By, a documentary about the veterans who greet all the incoming vets at the Bangor Airport. Gotta love those Mainers!
Finally a documentary called Hallowed Ground. It is about our overseas graveyards.
I am going to watch them all and probably cry. I have been crying a lot lately. I cried when I hit Florida, coming home on Sunday, cried at the sight of Bob, today I cried when I met a guy in the Winn Dixie who had driven tanding craft in the south Pacific in WWII. I thanked him. He said he lost a lot over there, and I could see he meant his friends, so I said, "I am glad you made it home." Walked off and cried.
War sucks.
Bless them that survive. They are never the same.