Movie Review: Dear America (1988)

Letters Home from Vietnam (9/10)
Review by Brian Wright
Dear America

Mrs. Stocks (Ellen Burstyn):
[In a letter to her KIA son, left at the Vietnam Memorial]
Dear Bill,

I came to this black wall again, to see and touch your name. William R. Stocks. And as I do, I wonder if anyone ever stops to realize that next to your name, on this black wall, is your mother’s heart. A heart broken fifteen years ago today, when you lost your life in Vietnam. And as I look at your name, I think of how many, many times I used to wonder how scared and homesick you must have been, in that strange country called Vietnam…. [1: remainder] Continue reading