21 April 2010

Theme Thursday-Draft

with the draft...



without the draft...





The draft was discontinued in 1973. Currently, selective service requires men ages 18-25 to register in the event a draft needs to be resumed. To our veterans and soldiers overseas, thank you for your sacrifice, your dedication and a daily reminder that freedom is not free.

It is Theme Thursday and today's theme is Draft. For more thoughts on the theme visit here.

18 comments:

San said...

An interesting take on "draft."

Brian Miller said...

nice. definitely thankful for our men and women in uniform...happy tt!

Monkey Man said...

I was in the last draft lottery for Viet Nam - #286 - didn't have to participate. I truly admire those who volunteer and serve. Brave folks all.

Julie said...

Our day of remembering is this coming Sunday, so your post is timely.

Jingle said...

Hope that you enjoy a fun evening,
Cool to hear some music.

Jingle said...

wow,
musical and live show,
powerful message is wittily delivered.

Happy Thursday!

Kris said...

I'm heading for Canada!

C.M. Jackson said...

San--I couldn't ignore the obvious;-) here's hoping the red thread leads to a new consciousness-best c

C.M. Jackson said...

brian--your poem mirrored my thoughts--thank you-c

Mrsupole said...

Truly freedom is not free.

Funny while I was watching the first video all I could think of was how back in those days we spent so much time on straightening our hair. Then I realized most still straighten their hair, it is just that now we have all those cool things to do it with that were not invented back them.

Thank you for sharing these videos and bringing back those memories of a different time.

God bless.

California Girl said...

What a great juxtaposition of two men singing a protest song.

Pete Seeger has done so much for this country and our freedoms in his own quiet and peaceful way. We owe him a great debt.

Wonderful TT.

järnebrand said...

"Bring them home".
Yes.
Well done/ Jo.

Roy said...

Being the old hippie that I am, and one who marched against was back in the late '60s and early '70s, you would have thought the first thing I'd think of for the "draft" theme would be this. But no, my first thought was beer. Ah, the effects of the passage of time! Thanks for posting this perspective on the word.

Dreamhaven said...

I truly wish we could bring them all home. God bless them all.

Leslie said...

well done. It does evoke memories. I was in the military but served in between wars but many I worked alongside with were there because of the draft.

Dot-Com said...

Great idea for the theme, and two fab viodeos.

PattiKen said...

Would that we had a world where they never needed to go in the first place. Poignant take on the theme.

Baino said...

Yep, close to our hearts today as it's ANZAC day, originally to commemmorate the loss of life at Gallipoli during WW1 it's now a national day of rememberence for our troops in all theatres of war past and present.

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