This was an actual letter sent to a major newspaper)
Today is Veterans Day, so I asked someone who had been in the Armed Service
what he did in the military. He said, "I was in the Pacific Theater."
I asked him if any other GIs were with him. He said "Yes, there were
thousands of us in the Pacific Theater." I asked him how much time
he spent in the Pacific Theater. He said that he was in the Pacific Theater
every day for five months!
I certainly believe that our fighting men need some recreation, but I
think that they don't need to be in the movie theater that long. Back
in 1944, for example, our boys in uniform were having a tough time on
the beaches of Norway - yet there were thousands of GIs off in the movie
theater who could have been helping out. And as a Concerned American,
I think it is a bit excessive for a serviceman to be at the picture show
every day for five months. Of course, all Veterans were not in the Pacific
Theater, and we should be proud of those who fought and who made sacrifices.
A Concerned American