Duck Dynasty actor gets serious sharing inspiring religious message to fans
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Uncle Si Robertson, popularly known as comical and fun on Duck Dynasty has recently shown a more serious side as he talked about the importance in giving honor to veterans. He admitted that he was struck in awe by a statement from someone attending the red carpet premier of his new movie and realized most of soldiers who come back home from the war are not being treated well. Robertson stars in a new Christian movie that talks about how the Vietnam War changed America and its children.
MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - According to the actor, most veterans were received frustration and hostility similar to the war they fought in and bombarded with confusion among the people.
"People got in their face okay and it was bad, okay. They didn't receive the welcome that they deserved... all they did was they did their job. America's the ones that sent them... they were kids. I was 19. I was still a kid. I wasn't a full grown man, okay, I was a kid. We had... company commanders that was 21-years-old that were sending their kids out to their death," said Robertson during the last week's talk on the Church Boys podcast as cited in The Blaze.
"Faith of Our Fathers" focuses on the story of the sons of two Vietnam War soldiers, where Robertson also served in real-life.
During last week's red carpet movie premier, he heard one of the war veterans present saying that for the first time, he felt some true appreciation. Robertson admitted the statement struck and left him in awe, "I'm stunned by the fact that - how has this happened in this country?" he said.
Now, he hopes people will get some valuable lessons from the movie, especially that there's a Heavenly Father up there taking care of us no matter what.
"It's for people to know if they don't have a physical father here or a father that has checked out that they have a heavenly father that loves them so much that can heal that hurt, and can heal that pain and is longing for a relationship with them. And to help them bring hope and love into their life, into their heart. That's my one hope through all of it."
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