I think this video is wonderful... too bad so many people had to turn it into a comment battleground.
ATTENTION! I apologize for any inconvenience, but I have been receiving way too many negative comments and people arguing with and insulting each other in comments on this video. After a lot of hard thought, I have decided to disable comments on my video. I may or may not turn them back on again, we'll have to see. Again, I'm sorry, but you can thank the people who decided to turn this into a debate forum. Thank you for your time, and I apologize again to those of you who didn't do anything wrong.
I thought it was beautiful. That being said, I could also feel the pain of not wanting my son to go to war as I watched the pain on the faces of those who had lost someone. If my son goes, I so much want to be the one with the smiling face and arms thrown around him when he returns.
My comments to Lizzie
I loved your "remember me" video and would have said so in the comments... too bad you had to turn them off, but I understand. It's alright because I can still let you know here how much it moved me and gave me feelings of pride while still tearing me up inside.
My son is now 16 and wants to join the military. He is currently in JROTC and feels very strongly about his reasons for wanting to join. For me, a mother of this wonderful 16 year old young man, I have such mixed emotions. I want him to do what is right for him and for our country... but I am scared.
I do not want to be one of those with just memories of what was or what could have been. I want to be one of the lucky moms who gets to welcome her son home with open arms for a job well done.
So I cry periodically for what may happen... almost as if to prepare myself. Between you and me... no one can prepare themselves for pain like that... I pray it never happens.
But don't think of this as a protest... I am a strong believer in freedom, personal and as a whole country. If we back down from those who hate us, we will no longer be what we are... we will be dead, literally or spiritually... just dead.
Thank you again!! I have linked your video to my personal blog if you would like to see it there at bugdrivel.blogspot.com where I am also posting my comments to you so everyone knows how I feel about this. It is not much of a blog... but it's my way of showing how I feel about these types of things.