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“What you and your students have done is what we fight to protect” June 10, 2007

Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias", "Voices Of Conflict", Drama in Wilton, Theater.


Thank you and your students for one of the Greatest experiences of my life! I have never felt so much pride for having served in the military as I did when I left the theatre last night. You and your students have worked so hard and have endured so much in the way of hardship, censorship and ignorance in order to put this performance on and I am greatfull you did, because I left last night with a renwed sense of hope for our youth and the future of our country. They reminded me of the pride I felt as I served and what it means to me to wear the uniform. They have personified the Army core values and through your leadership have put then into action in order to get to that stage and in my eyes that makes all of you true patriots. I speak for all in uniform when I say; “what you and your students have done is what we fight to protect” and if what I have done with my service in Iraq has helped ensure the right of you and your students to put on your production then it was all worth it and I would do it all again if I had to. Thank you !!!!

[name withheld]

Connecticut Army National Guard


I would love to get back to see tonite’s performance but I don’t think I can make it in time for the 5 pm show. I have been trying to reschedule my afternoon with no luck so far and I think tonite is out for me. However I will be at the Sunday nite show with my wife as well as the one on the15th keep up the good work I am proud of you all.

Dear [name withheld],

Sitting next to you last night at the play was the highlight of my entire career. My students are so grateful and in awe of you, a stranger and an Iraq vet–coming to our little play and speaking out in support of it. Please feel free to contact Rachel at the Vineyard Theatre if you would like see the play again tonite at 5PM in NYC–but don’t feel obligated…

Will talk to you soon,


Bonnie and all the kids from VIC

My thoughts on the performance are here.

Here is my webpage on Voices In Conflict.

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1. Steve - June 11, 2007

Hi Jeff…
As always, thanks for the excellent coverage you’ve provided to the “Voices in Conflict” saga. You’ve made my news gathering/disemination a lot easier and more comprehensive. Here’s a couple more pieces you might want to blog about:
I’m glad you made it back here for the play. If you want to send me an e-mail, I’ll add you to my address book so I can send you future articles/links directly.

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