Clearing the Browser Tabs – Dear Hollywood, Make This War Movie Monday Edition

| May 30, 2011 | 1 Reply

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.

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