Movie Review: Thank You For Your Service (2017) *When the War Follows You Home*

Thank You for Your Service
We’ve now been at war overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan for 13 and 16 years, respectively.  When soldiers came back from Vietnam, an entire generation of veterans didn’t receive the care they needed or deserved.  One would think we’d have learned from the past, but we haven’t.  Soldiers come back from persistent trauma with both physical and mental injuries that the VA and our country aren’t treating with the speed and devotion these men and women deserve.  You don’t have to agree with the wars to know that those fighting them are doing so voluntarily for our benefit, and David Finkel’s Thank You For Your Service was a stark examination of exactly how little benefit they are receiving in return.  The movie adaptation fails to create a narrative that is as compelling as Finkel’s, but it’s still a movie people should see to remind them there are people all around us in pain as a result of decision to provide service to their country. Continue reading Movie Review: Thank You For Your Service (2017) *When the War Follows You Home*