- Mar 7, 2014
Yes and the very fact that the same words might have been written to any parent suffering a loss is why the letter continues to have such broad appeal. I was unaware of any of the controversies associated with the letter until I read this thread, but I was familiar with the letter well before Saving Private Ryan. I think it's an eloquent piece of writing.Yes, exactly, it's written to anyone, really, who lost someone so irreplacable, on behalf of everyone.
VERY good take on the Bixby letter, Unionblue, sounds like something Lincoln would have had to say on the subject.