Monday, March 22, 2010

Soldiers' Angels Germany: Soldiers' Angels brings Chefs to Landstuhl 

Soldiers' Angels Germany: Soldiers' Angels brings Chefs to Landstuhl



Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Taking Chance" - An HBO Film 


In 2004 I read the blog post here written by Lt. Col Michael R. Strobl after he escorted the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps from Dover, DE to Dubois, WY. It was an amazing recount of a heart tugging story that touched me deeply. I have passed the link on to many people.

HBO has turned this true story into a movie and it will premiere on Feb 21st. You can see a trailer of "Taking Chance" here.

The movie will also be shown at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Here is there write-up on the movie:
You might presume that yet another film about the war in Iraq couldn't possibly reveal anything new; and that, regardless, you can anticipate its message from what is almost always a cleanly defined ideological point of view: Left or Right, pro- or antiwar, pro-administration or opposed. But you would be wrong. Taking Chance is, without question, one of the most powerful and vital films ever made about Iraq—or, for that matter, the military—and yet its potency comes not from melodramatic or political statements but simply from its reality and execution.The true story of a Marine who volunteers to escort the remains of a 19-year-old killed in Iraq to his family in a small Wyoming town, the film is based on a journal by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl. It is in every sense a personal narrative, beautifully presented by first-time filmmaker Ross Katz—who was heretofore an accomplished producer and now makes a remarkable debut as a director. Fueled by an outstanding performance by Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance is about respect, about death and sadness, about honor and the military fraternity, and about the American community during a time of tragedy. It is an extraordinary film from any perspective.
I thought you might want to know.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A New Video From CatholicVote.com 

Watch this video. It is strong, powerful and unbelievably moving, and I'm not even Catholic.

HT: Hugh Hewitt


Monday, September 08, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama 

"When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom."

"Freedom is always worth the price!"


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Flags of our Fathers... NOT! 

From Hot Air:

Democrats brought out tens of thousands of American flags to Invesco Field, saluting Barack Obama as he spoke from the Styrofoam columns of the Barackopolis at the conclusion of the Democratic convention. Perhaps some of them took the flags home as souvenirs, but where did the rest go? According to David Harsanyi, they went into the trash — and would have gone to a landfill, except for a worker at Invesco who rescued them from the dumpsters:


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Remarks by Sarah Palin 

In case you missed it...


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Definition of a Vetran 

A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Author Unknown


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