Thursday, April 2, 2009

We will never forget

Today is commemorated in Argentina on Veterans and the Fallen in the Malvinas War Day. This is a very sad time for our country and is a date which must not be forgotten ever.
In these war young kids 18 years old were sent to fight. They had neither weapons nor clothes, nor the knowledge necessary to deal with England. It was a total madness!
My memories of this war are that I was in third grade and the teachers had us write letters to soldiers and usually buy chocolates to send along with the cards. The teachers gathered around and gave them to the government to send them to the soldiers.
When this war ended with the outcome already known, over time the Argentine people knew that all letters and all the donations were left in warehouses and never reached the hands of soldiers.
This is just one of the things we learned there are many more things that went and are still going on.
These is my humble tribute to and remember the veterans of the Malvinas, which hurt us so much, but still have not give the veterans such well-deserved tribute.

If you want to know a little more about the Malvinas' war here is a great movie that show the reality of it.
You can see the trailer here.
See you tomorrow,


Sarah said...

WOW, I didn't even know about this war! So great of you to remember those who fought for your country. Thanks for sharing.