Monday, May 29, 2006

ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY 2006: FOCUS ON D-DAY.

I just don't know how these boys did it.

I just don't.

If you have ever watched the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan, you know what I am talking about.

The invasion of Normandy, France on
June 6, 1944 is one of the bravest, most courageous, and jaw-dropping moments in world history. History's greatest and most savage war was about to turn for the better, but not without some grave sacrifices by our boys first.

I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have been a young lad of 19 or so, scared half to death, as you're about to land in dangerous and lethal German occupied territory at that time. I can vividly remember
Tom Hanks' character as his hands shaked just as they were about to land on the beach.

We take so much for granted. We really do. Our homes, our cars, our jobs, our leisurely activities. If we stop to think about what these brave men risked and how many were lost just on that one D-Day alone, we would begin to appreciate how they literally saved the world from the horrors of Nazism, and gave us the life we still enjoy sixty years later.

To all those heroes, fallen and still standing, I salute thee.

Happy Memorial Day.

5 comments:

Mario said...

that opening scene in saving private ryan is one of the crudest war-related I've seen. I couldn't stop flinching, and my mom, who went to the theater with me, closed her eyes and asked me to let her know when it was over. well, I join you in saluting all war veterans and those fallen. I cannot nearly imagine what they went through.

Bill German said...

The french are such pussies. We fought the war for france then and we are doing it again now.

The Gay Guru said...

Hey man, great post's this weekend, I was away and enjoyed some time off. I agree that Ian is one of the finest actors today, smart, funny, and so secure in his sexuality, I aspire to be like him in that way. I posted about Memorial Day today as well, it really needs to get its meaning back and we need to show how stupid policy is against gays in the military....GG

BTW..to respond to your comment on my blog, I thought XMEN 3 was good, but not long enough, and too much flash, and not enough story. It was primarily a cameo movie with only 4 actors getting much screen time at all.

Marko said...

Right on!

Bill German said...

ed burns is so hot