Monday, May 26, 2008

A Memorial Day Story

Congratulations to Michael Vitez of the Philadelphia Inquirer on his beautiful Memorial Day story (On Memorial Day, a wounded vet's journey back) about a courageous South Jersey Marine and his family, neighbors and friends.
Nobody writes real-life, poignant, human stories like Michael Vitez.
If you haven't already done so, you can read the entire story by clicking here.
Still, we must note that we have to read seventeen paragraphs into the story (almost to the end) for Vitez and the Inquirer to tell us how two wounded Marines feel about the war and their Commander in Chief:
Hennagir and Hardin said they still support the president and the war. When asked about the president's loss of support in the polls - primarily because of the war - Hardin expressed their position best: "Let somebody else try being president for a day. He's doing a great job."
Hennagir added: "Every president gets hated by the end of his term."

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