This morning on the Today Show, they did a segment with James Gandolfini covering the documentary he prdoced entitled "Alive Day Memorial" which will air Sunday, September 9th, at 10:30pm on HBO. Here's a short excerpt:
In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded, ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ looks at a new generation of veterans. Executive Producer James Gandolfini interviews ten Soldiers and Marines who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities and their devotion to America. The documentary surveys the physical and emotional cost of war through memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq.
The small clip they showed brought tears to my eyes. This is not a political movement, nor a declaration on what should or should not happen. It is simply a documentary honoring those who choose to be a part of the US Military. People who choose something I cannot fathom. It is about the men and women who said goodbye to their families, for a time, to defend our nation. Some came back wounded, some did not. All of them deserve to be honored, regardless of your own personal political stance. I, for one, am forever thankful for the men and women who are a part of each branch of the US Military.