Title

For Mark

Presenter Information

Austin Loud

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 271

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Memorialization, Commemoration, War in Iraq

Abstract

"Anyone who knew me before I joined, knows that I am quite aware and at times sympathetic to the arguments against the war in Iraq. If you think the only way a person could bring themselves to volunteer for this war is through sheer desperation, or blind obedience, then consider me the exception."-2nd Lt. Mark J Daily. My short entitled, For Mark, will take the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster while looking at a soldier, Mark. J Daily, who fought in the war in Iraq. My hope is that this experience will spark the reality of war to those that deter from this touchy subject. Through Mark's eyes, viewers will be given insight that not every young man who joins the service does so blindly for the cause, but can have a righteous inclination of why they join. Mark was someone who could look through the political jargon to find an ultimate cause he valued and sought to fight for. Although this commemoration is emotional, I hope it brings positive insight and reflection to those dealing with, or have dealt with, loss of family and friends during times of war. Mark could see a light even in the darkest times, and through his writings he was able to impact many.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lene Pedersen

Department/Program

Anthropology & Museum Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

Anthropology & Museum Studies

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For Mark

SURC 271

"Anyone who knew me before I joined, knows that I am quite aware and at times sympathetic to the arguments against the war in Iraq. If you think the only way a person could bring themselves to volunteer for this war is through sheer desperation, or blind obedience, then consider me the exception."-2nd Lt. Mark J Daily. My short entitled, For Mark, will take the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster while looking at a soldier, Mark. J Daily, who fought in the war in Iraq. My hope is that this experience will spark the reality of war to those that deter from this touchy subject. Through Mark's eyes, viewers will be given insight that not every young man who joins the service does so blindly for the cause, but can have a righteous inclination of why they join. Mark was someone who could look through the political jargon to find an ultimate cause he valued and sought to fight for. Although this commemoration is emotional, I hope it brings positive insight and reflection to those dealing with, or have dealt with, loss of family and friends during times of war. Mark could see a light even in the darkest times, and through his writings he was able to impact many.