Our family likes to listen to old radio shows, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Abbot and Costello. You can buy them from http://www.radiospirits.com/ The shows from the 1940s are heartbreaking. Throughout these comedy shows are sprinkled tribute to the armed forces, calls for support for men and women in uniform, references to battles and soldiers that had come to be common knowledge to the culture at large. Every week on the Abbot and Costello show they told an heroic story of a serviceman who had recently been recognized for bravery. Some of the stories they tell are astonishing acts of heroism with far more impossible daring do than Hollywood’s fake action heroes.
The shows break my heart because there is nothing like that today. No one knows the names of the men and women fighting and dying to protect us. The stories of medals received and stunning heroism fall under the radar. No one cares that our lives are being protected by young people giving theirs. If this country deserved their sacrifices than stories like these http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ODBhZDgyNGI4ZjFjZGVkNDlmODcyODEwODFlZGY1MDQ= http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4324747.html would lead the evening news every night. But they don’t, and we don’t.