A View from the Seine

You know, we Americans are fond of making fun of our French friends. We joke about how their flag is really white, they joke about how we’re too aggressive. We say that they’re so stuck up, they say we’re arrogant. We say they’re a bunch of wine-swilling drunks, they say we’re lazy. Well, apparently, those stereotypes don’t extend to the Military.

This letter, which appeared on a site called Naked Liberty on January 20 of this year, is a humbling account of how the French Military looks upon our own fighting men. Not only will it make you proud of our own boys, it might change your view of our friends in France.

Take a minute to read it. I guarantee it won’t be a waste of time.

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6 Responses to A View from the Seine

  1. Joy says:

    Wow. I’m not sure what to say.

  2. SKL says:

    Nice to hear something positive for a change! Though, we can thank the media for the general impression that we are hated and disrespected.

  3. Nikki says:

    Certainly not a waste of time. I’m glad I took the time to read it, and thank you for taking the time to post this.

  4. Joy says:

    Where the heck is everyone today???

    • Laura says:

      I spent most of the day working on a PSA and some other promo stuff for Josh’s school auction event. And then we had stuff tonight.

  5. mssc54 says:

    As some of you know and likely expected this past weekend was a bit of an emotional one for me… and my family. We marked the five year anniversary of our son-in-law being KIA while serving as an army medic in Afghanistan. FOB HUGHIE was established, built and named in his honor.

    This story only confirms what we already know. I wish you guys could have seen our little five year old grandson playing with those big ol soldiers from the OKNG! To see their smiles and hear his giggles while playing with them… That is the epitome of an American Soldier. They can kill you a hundred ways. But they also have a heart that ministers to the hurt and lonely.

    I should write about this weekend. Maybe.

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