Burial at Sea-World War II
As I look at this video, realizing what so many did for me and for my country and then as I look at today’s society and how so many think they are entitled to so much for doing so little it is upsetting.
Our age group may be the last to understand the sacrifices that were made so that we could live in freedom.
This is a very touching video, actually a piece of film that has been made into a video, this is one that is NOT Photo-shopped, it’s real.
Notice in the opening shot of the plane landing on the carrier deck the gunner’s position is all shot to hell while the pilot’s cockpit ahead of it is undamaged.
Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, before the film continues, then shows the chaplain saying final prayers, followed by taps, then the sailors push the aircraft and this patriotic airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea.
This is what 18 year old “kids” were doing in 1944. No safe spaces, no hurtful unthinkable remarks that they couldn’t cope with, just dying for their country so the ungrateful, uninformed, indoctrinated snowflakes of today could act like fools decades later.
This 2 minute video is pretty moving. Worth your while. "What actually made this country great is ordinary guys and women like this doing extraordinary things.”