A wide gulf exists in America between those who have served in the military and their families and those who haven’t. While respect for the military is high, real knowledge is not.
Through the film, a public television program, teaching materials and public meetings we are hosting, we will help Americans better understand the role of the military in our democracy and the role of civilians in understanding, respecting and appreciating the service of those who solemnly swear to protect our country.
This is a work in progress, but you can see some tidbits in this short video produced in Indiana, where Susan and crew interviewed children whose mom or dad has been to war and asked: "What is it like?" "What do you worry about?" "What makes you proud?"
There's something compelling about the straightforward answers given by these children.
"My dad's not a killer."
"I just put my thoughts aside."
"They really need to know."
Take a look and, if you feel moved, please support this effort.