These Thy Gifts

These Thy Gifts

Broadcast: October 29, 1952
Added: Nov 23 2014

"In the beginning, man saw that he had dignity, and a great hunger and a great thirst. For his dignity demanded freedom, and his freedom demanded the choosing of his own destiny, his own government - and for this he lived and died for a million generations, seed upon seed, from the beginning of the world to the crossing of the last Korean river. His thirst will never be quenched and his hunger will never be satisfied." 

The scene opens with a soldier at war, writing a letter to his parents. He's just received long awaited post, and along with the letters from home, came a ballot for the election of the county commissioner - which sparks a debate amongst the soldiers...