Recently my family and I watched the movie Unbroken. Saying it was tough to watch is an understatement, but watching it reminded us all of the high price that was paid so we could sit comfortably in our living room watching this movie. Although this isn't Memorial Day or Veteran's Day, I think it's an appropriate day, as is every day, to remember the greatness of America. As we watched the torture the P.O.W.'s suffered, my thoughts turned to the 86 Eritrean refugees being held by ISIS. It is disheartening to think that over 70 years later evil still rises up in the hearts of men toward their fellow man. I am not naive enough to believe that it will stop on it's own, however, I am encouraged by a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. It may seem that evil will go on forever, but just as it ended for Louis Zamperini and his fellow prisoners, I hold on to the hope that soon, this evil will end, too.
Have you seen Unbroken? Do you agree with Gandhi? How do you show your gratitude to your veterans?