The War

Ken Burns’s film The War premiered tonight. I’m looking forward to the next six episodes, three more to be aired this week and three next week on PBS. I recommend it. There have been many reviews even before the first episode aired – everyone has an opinion. I probably won’t critique it – but it totally captivated me.

A number of my family members are WWII veterans, and they have shared virtually nothing about the war. I was in Washington D.C. shortly after the World War II Memorial opened, and shared pictures when I got home. While Dad and others are not able to travel, they were pleased that there is a memorial. Even those family members who were not in uniform were profoundly affected. Many of the things said on The War, I’ve heard from my mother, who was a college student at the time.