Friday, October 23, 2009

"What Do You Think I Fought For In Omaha Beach?"

This is Philip Spooner, an 86 year old WWII veteran, speaking about equal rights for gays and lesbians.

To quote Mr. Spooner...

"The woman at my polling place asked me do I believe in equality for gay and lesbian people. I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me.
Finally I asked her,

'What do you think I fought for
in Omaha Beach?'"

Thank you, Mr. Spooner. May God bless you for your service to our country, then and now.


Prospero said...

I've watched this clip three times, and it never fails to elicit tears.

cb said...

I know... super moving video, right?

Just Kevin... said...

Thank you, Stephen, for posting this! He is a great American Hero in the truest sense of the word!