Since Dr. Scanlon has shown us the trailer for They Shall Not Grow Old, I cannot get enough of it. When this came out in the UK, it was shown in every secondary school in the country. I keep telling myself to not cry at the trailer, but it gets me every single time. Currently, my dad is watching other WWI documentaries. I have got him hooked, too!
When I was in 3rd grade, my dad spent 3 years in Iraq. Throughout this class, I have always been curious to ask my dad if he had any of the same experiences or close to any that we had seen in our reading (like the hard adjustment period, not being able to un-see certain things, etc.). After watching the trailer to the documentary with my mom, I went on to keep talking about all the hardships and for some odd reason I kept emphasizing the adjustment for soldiers coming home after war. When I brought this up, my mom started to get teary. She kinda gave me a look that explained she knew exactly what I was talking about. I think that was my confirmation to show me that even military men who come home today face the same challenges, just with more help available. SOOOOO HEARTBREAKING!!!!!!
Can anyone else relate with parents in the military?