Dear America

Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam, and it has been an incredibly moving experience. I knew early on that I would want to select a passage from the book to share on this blog, but I must admit, it is difficult to select just one exerpt from the book, because there are so many powerful, insightful, touching, tragic, and otherwise compelling quotes to choose from. But the following is one that resonated with me especially.
"I've learned only one lesson from this [Vietnam] and that is if man has been fighting his fellow man since the beginning of time, he will continue to do so, and the United States, as powerful as it may be, cannot play the role of God and solve all the problems of the world, and sometimes I wonder if there really is a God."
- Sgt. Hector Ramos