New PDF release: Beyond the Wall: The Making of the Welcome Home Events for

By Jodie Talley

ISBN-10: 1411634381

ISBN-13: 9781411634381

On July four, 1987 the definitive Welcome domestic occasions for the Vietnam veterans came about in Washington DC, aired on HBO, and integrated an enormous variety of celebrities/musical entertainers in a 5-hour+ extravaganza that Congress declared because the respectable Welcome domestic day for the vets. the development raised cognizance approximately vet concerns and in addition hundreds of thousands of bucks for vet reasons throughout the linked 501(c)(3) starting place, Welcome domestic, Inc. "As profit concert events go," wrote the recent York submit, "'Welcome domestic' used to be a extra unified and profitable occasion, when it comes to either its track and its message, than such well-intentioned non secular brethren as 'Live relief' and 'Farm Aid'." past The Wall covers the origins and making of the occasions, whereas taking pictures the essence of the child increase new release and the background that marked their lives. on account that my mom used to be the Welcome domestic founder and exec manufacturer, this paintings can be a really own kinfolk story and hard work of affection.

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This generation of young people began to realize that they had been living a lie. They studied the injustice and hypocrisy in the 50s, watching the suppression of civil rights in the South. They were the first generation to confront from birth the threat of nuclear warfare. They came to resent the Beaver Cleaver mold prepared for them by their parents as well as the government and society that supported it. They resented having their young lives sent off to sacrifice and maybe die for a cause they did not understand or endorse.

Her dream life of a home with a white picket fence and a family with love and stability came completely undone. She was all alone, and now with a baby to care for. She prayed to God in sobs that only a single mother with a broken heart and a broken home could hope to understand. Somehow she would find her strength again, and she would pick up the pieces of her life and move on, a little wiser, a little tougher. ************ I understand my parents conceived me in a tent set up on a grassy field at a rock music festival on one far-out, groovy day in the summer of 1971—most likely during some kind of “high” or other.

It was a serious, thought-out commitment. I spent a lot of time with his father, who was a pilot in the military. His wife was in the military, though she was pretty much disabled by the time I knew her. But his father was a Christian man, a deeply spiritual man. even then he was completely loyal to his wife. and if a woman would try to flirt with him he would not only not give into it, he would reprimand that woman for flirting with him and quote a Biblical scripture. ” This is how strict he was.

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