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CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 6,152 admin
Those who fought and died for ours freedoms.  It is Memorial Day in the US which usually means a nice spring/summer day off, American flags everywhere and good BBQ and friends.  May we take a moment today and remember our fallen all over the globe not just in the US.

Oh and if you are like me you will be binge watching Band of Brothers on HBO to celebrate.
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  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Actually, I watched 12 O'clock High on TCM last night.  That movie always gets to me.  Those who don't know, it isn't really about airplanes or battle action.  Though the aerial sequences are great and taken from B-17 gun cameras.  The film is about weight of responsibility, the need to press on when your personal situation is hopeless for the greater good.  In my mind, it is the perfect war picture.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,728 admin
    Well said Charlie & Jay.

    Band of Brothers a good choice. "I'm not a hero, but i served with many..."

    "Pressing on when personal situation is hopeless for the greater good" makes me think of William Holden as commander Shears in Bridge on the River Kwai. 

    Ribs & grilling this evening...some appropriate playing cards this morning with my 6 yr old son. 


    Happy Memorial Day to all, and thanks to those who gave "their last full measure of devotion."
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Let me start by saying I am not a pacifist.  I am a veteran, and my son is currently serving.
    To me, Memorial Day is not about fighting or military strength.  It is about loss and rememberance.

    In my mind, this is an iconic Memorial Day image


    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    I apologize for the previous post.  I have been bombarded all day with folks trying to apply a political agenda.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,728 admin
    edited May 2017
    jayn_j said:
    I apologize for the previous post.  I have been bombarded all day with folks trying to apply a political agenda.

    I would never have associated military service to ones country, coupled with a grieving family member as taking any political stance. Your post seemed a fitting reminder to those who serve & sacrifice for their country. 
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 565 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    No, I didn't mean here.  It just ended up with this group catching the brunt.  Again, I apologize.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • BrudeBrude Member Posts: 265 ✭✭ One-Sheeter


    Cover art by Chase Emerson, 1915
  • RickRick Member Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    No need to apologise, it is a very touching image.
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