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Saturday, July 04, 2009

In Their Boots -- Silent Partners

UPDATE: Apparently some of you are not able to view the embedded video. Here is the link to the site where I hope you can see it properly.

In Their Boots is a documentary series about the impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on people here at home. Every episode features a documentary about how America’s servicemen and women, their families, and our communities have been profoundly changed by our nation's campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Shot on location throughout the country, these stories stress the courage of our participants, and the valor of the people and organizations that help our heroes on their journey.

The episode above is titled “Silent Partners” and is a look at the hidden effects of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law through the eyes of 3 partners of deployed service members. The video is just over 30 minutes long -- and it's more than worth your attention and devotion to spending 30 minutes looking at the Silent Partners of those in our military. Those who cannot speak, or even have their names known, because of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. You'll need a Kleenex, I assure you. Don't breeze on past this one, folks....it's easy to do in the blogosphere. So, skip your sit-com this time around, grab your partner, friend or family, and check this out. Even if it's not today, bookmark it and set it aside for sometime in the near future.

What an honorable and fitting way for us to honor our service men and women on this 4th of July holiday.


Edmund said...

Lewis...where do you go to view this documentary?

bridgeout said...

Thank you for posting this... I have some special people I need to share this with!

Will said...

It won't destroy the documentary for me, but I only get about 2/3 of the frame format and nothing I've clicked or adjusted expands the frame so I can see the entire image.

BUT it is a very important film and many thanks for posting it.

Billy said...

Pity I cannot view this as I would love to see it... Will keep trying!

WAT said...

I like your new pic gracing the blog. You are more handsome now than when you were younger.

Like me.


Steven said...

It's a great video and what makes it seem even more "personal" is that one of the men interviewed (whose husband is serving) I blog with regularly (Soldier's Husband)