Cecil Observer: Why Don’t We Know These Stories?

From the Cecil Observer —–

But who knows about the bravery of Michael Murphy, Paul R. Smith, Jason Dunham, Michael A. Monsoor and Ross A. McGinnis? What grade school student, or college history or political science professor or student can identify any of these posthumous recipients of the Medal of Honor, who gave their lives in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Hollywood helped win World War II against the Japanese and Germans by providing motion pictures that inspired the public and excited the American spirit. Historians rightly claim that patriotic films shown on the silver screen reinforced the important war efforts on the home front, and these films had a positive effect on troops engaged in combat overseas.

Today, while our troops are in harm’s way, movie executives offer poorly attended movie houses a steady stream of films based on adolescent bathroom humor, sappy romances and futuristic battles starring robots and machines.

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One response to “Cecil Observer: Why Don’t We Know These Stories?

  1. Where have all the war protesters gone that President Bush is not Commander in Chief? No Code Pink, United States America First Committee
    American Friends Service Committee
    American League Against War and Fascism
    American Peace Mobilization
    A.N.S.W.E.R. (also known as International ANSWER and ANSWER Coalition)
    Another Mother For Peace
    Anti-War Committee
    Campus Antiwar Network
    Catholic Association for International Peace
    Catholic Worker Movement
    Center on Conscience & War (formerly known as NISBCO)
    Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
    The Council for National Interest
    Code Pink: Women for Peace
    ChildVoice International
    DC Anti-War Network
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
    GI Rights Network
    Gold Star Families for Peace
    Iraq Veterans Against the War
    Iraq Peace Action Coalition
    Just Foreign Policy
    Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
    Mennonite Central Committee
    Military Families Speak Out (not anti-war, opposed only to war in Iraq)
    National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam
    National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
    Nevada Shakespeare Company
    Not in Our Name
    Peace Action
    Port Militarization Resistance
    September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Students for a Democratic Society
    The World Can’t Wait
    Troops Out Now Coalition
    United for Peace and Justice
    Veterans for Peace
    Vietnam Veterans Against the War
    War Resisters League ……. no one standing on street corners with signs showing the number of soldiers killed in action since the start of the War on Terror; did you hear anyone call Obama a Terrorist because more soldiers have died defending the freedom Obama is destroying.

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