Monday, May 30, 2011
Thinking of those who died in the service of our country today. Part of my celebration is to spend part of the long weekend watching some of my favorite movies to help me remember what freedom costs. Twelve O'Clock High (Gregory Peck), The Longest Day (who isn't in this one?), A Bridge Too Far (another huge cast, there's a very young Harrison Ford included), The Green Berets...they all shelter us from the filth, monotony, fear and loss that are the inevitable partners to bravery, derring-do, resourcefulness and grit that those in the service live through everyday. But still, I like these movies because they begin with the premise that the US forces are to be admired.
And they are.