Sadly, the wars are not over and our brave men and women are still dying in countries thousands of miles from their home towns. More specifically, I recently learned about the plight of a father and his only son from one of our partners, the North Carolina Chapter (7) of Rolling Thunder. Via their Facebook page, they had a YouTube video posted, which I have reposted to this blog.
he gets sick? What if they lose patience and kill my son? It is heart wrenching to speculate must be going through his mind.
In the video, Robert remains humble and respectful in his pleas to the captives, asking for them to play the video to Bowe. During the 3 minute display, Robert speaks a language that according to The Daily Mail (UK) is used in Northern Pakistan and Afghanistan, obviously hoping to relate his plight to those who hold his son for ransom. It is a haunting video and truly brings the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a bit closer to home for those who choose to watch it.