24 Jul '17, 7pm

Filmmaker: You can't praise the military while bashing my generation

On Saturday, film producer and Iraq War veteran Chris Roessner was honored by the Pat Tillman foundation with their annual “Make Your Mark” award, focused on the belief that “we should strive to be part of something bigger than ourselves.” Roessner, a 2010 Tillman scholar and writer of the movie Sand Castle, used the opportunity to discuss both his outlook on life and his generation. The 33-year-old said he believes disrespect shown to millennials ignores the critical military sacrifices many have already made, and the national leadership yet to come. Here are excerpts from his award acceptance speech: “I want to talk about us as a generation. I’m of the opinion that one cannot disrespect our generation and respect the military at the same time. Those two thoughts are in opposition. “And yet, over the years, I’ve heard the same folks who extol the same sacrifices of the mi...

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