May 30, 2011

For Love of Liberty: Tribute to Black Veterans

I encourage all villagers to see 'For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots'.

This 4-hour film honors Black veterans from the American Revolution to our battle against Global Terrorism. African Americans have risked their lives in defense of this nation in the dual effort to preserve freedom for their country while attempting to acquire it for themselves. Though their long struggle has been painful and heroic, their profound sacrifices and enormous contributions are finally recognized.

I take this moment on Memorial Day to remember my brother, US Navy Captain Charles Hicks and my cousin, Rear Admiral Benjamin Hacker.

Is there a Black veteran that you would like to honor by sharing your village voice on our blog?


Gunfighter said...

I honor my father, my brother, and my colleagues, veterans all.

(and while I am at it... myself, too)

Villager said...

Gunfighter - I imagine that you were a marine. Am I right?

re: your father and brother ... I join you in honoring them on this Memorial Day as well. I hope that they know we appreciate the sacrifice they made to support our nation's freedom.

msladydeborah said...

My dad, my stepfather,my matenal grandparents, my sister and two of my brothers are vets. I also have a host of other family who have served in the Armed Forces.

I currently have two cousins who are serving in combat zones. I hope and pray that they return home alive and well.

Villager said...

Lady D - You have a very patriotic family. Did your grandparents serve during World War II ? In any case, that must make for remarkable family history stories!

Since so many in your immediate family are in the armed services ... did you consider it as a personal choice as well when you were younger?

Gunfighter said...


Spot on. My last unit was Weapons company, first battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine division