I have a personal tradition I observe each year that I’m going to move to Memorial Day. Each year, on the anniversary of D-Day, I listen to the speech President Reagan gave about the Boys of Pointe du Hoc and I read the account of the assault. It seems more fitting that I do this on the day we set aside to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free. Of all the battles over the years on which we could focus, I think the ascent up the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc is the most harrowing I’ve seen, arguably rivaled only by the battles at Chosin Reservoir and Gettysburg. As you read the account, it’s possible you’ll agree. I hope you do.
Perhaps one day, Hollywood will make a movie about it. I believe it would rival Saving Private Ryan in intensity and popularity. It would certainly help us to remember those who paid our freight so we could live free today.
And now, links!
- Peter Robinson believes the 2012 election will be about the very future of self-governance. I can’t dispute that. If we’ve not seen enough affronts to our ability to order our own lives using the rule of law and the Constitution over the past 2 years to throw the totalitarian wanna-bes as far from public office as we can hurl them, then we never will.
- Larry Kudlow loves the GOP’s new jobs program. I’m a big fan of the GDP goal and a stable, strong dollar. A trillion dollars in cuts this year certainly won’t hurt us either.
- Check out Stephen Green’s Coast to Coast Tea Party project. The man is a new media content machine, and not a bit of it is crap. He impresses me at least once a week.
- If you have a Mac, keep your eyes on this “scareware” threat, especially if you’re relatively new to Macs.
- My amazingly-talented friend Brian Washington has started his own blog. He’s an artist, musician, composer, and writer who produces children’s books (and CDs) and this post ought to whet your appetite for the nostalgic goodness that is to come.