NaBloPoMo 2009 Day 11 — Veteran’s Day Tribute
Yesterday was the 234th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps. Fittingly, today is Veteran’s Day. I cannot put into words my appreciation for the sacrifices made by all the soldiers who have served and are serving to defend the freedoms that we enjoy.
As I have indicated on this blog before, I love the Band of Brothers mini-series that HBO produced a number of years ago. Not only does it do a great job of telling the story of Easy Company and its journey through D-Day and the end of World War II, but it spends time talking with surviving members of Easy Company. The clip below is the last 7 minutes of the mini-series and talks about what happened to some of the soldiers in Easy Company, including some final comments from the men themselves. They say it best about what it was like to serve. All I can say is “Thank You.”
The people that produced Band of Brothers (Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, etc.) will be bringing another mini-series to HBO in March 2010 called The Pacific. I look forward to learning more about that part of the war that often gets lost in the shuffle — if that’s possible — when compared to the drama of the D-Day invasion. Here is a preview of that forthcoming production. NOTE: some violence in this.