Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Posts tagged "Veterans"

Here is the trailer for Brotherhood, which you can also watch on our Kickstarter page.  Please share the Kickstarter page with your friends and family, consider making a contribution, and check out the incentives for those contributors who do offer support.  

This documentary is more than a film; it’s an appreciation and a way to preserve for history the stories of those veterans who served and sacrificed, from World War II to the War on Terror. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Why were so many Civil War and World War Two veterans elected president?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

It’s actually quite simple.  By the time those generations reached the age of governing, almost everyone in government was a veteran because such a large part of the population served in those wars.

We didn’t see the same trend with Vietnam because it was a much smaller percentage of Americans who fought there and the Presidents who were of service age in Vietnam (Clinton and Bush 43) found a way around going to Southeast Asia.  We won’t see the same trend with Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans because an even smaller percentage of Americans have served in those wars than Vietnam.

Interestingly, Politico published an article yesterday about this very subject in regards to the lack of military service amongst potential 2012 Presidential candidates.