Out of the many 2013 Super Bowl commercials that got our attention and became major talkers last night, one in particular stood out. Not only because it had a lot of heart and got us teary, but because it sent a powerful message about our military, their families, and their impact on all of us as a country. It was the Jeep commercial, which Oprah lent her voice to.
If you missed it, it's one to check out, and if you happened to catch it, it's one to see again ...
Wow, right? It's not uncommon for companies to go with a patriotic theme for their Super Bowl ads, but this one was especially moving, because Jeep saluted our vets in an especially amazing way. By acknowledging that when their return home to be with their loved ones -- returning to that school or at that church or that warm bed -- makes us stronger as a nation. It's so true.
While I'm sure that message resonated especially with military wives and moms who were tuning in last night, really, who doesn't that message strike a nerve with? We all are so proud of our military and what they're accomplishing overseas, but we're all more complete when they're back.
It was particularly powerful, because it's something we don't talk about all that much. More often than not, we just skim the surface of the issue of servicemen and women being away from their spouses, children, parents, etc. We don't often acknowledge that them being home not only makes them "whole again" -- and us all as Americans "whole again." But this commercial did, and for that, it was definitely one of the most moving.
How did you feel about this ad?
Image via thejeepchannel/YouTube