Friday, June 16, 2006

Band of Brothers

If you haven't had a chance to catch this ten-part HBO miniseries on the Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division, get thee to a video store. (Or wait for it to come on the History Channel again.)

Beginning with the company's training and their participation in D-Day to the end of the war, Band of Brothers is wonderfully acted. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, it is a hauntingly vivid portrait of the true face of war.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Remember D-Day

Take a close look at this picture. Put yourself in the photographer's shoes. You look out of the troop transport vehicle and see hundreds of your comrades wading through the water, en route to the beach. Shells burst overhead. Guns fire. Men are screaming. Yelling. Dying. It's hell on earth. And you're right in the midst of it.

Today is the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion - D-Day, June 6, 1944. Sixty-two years ago, the Allies lost many brave men.
Remember those men today, and remember the sacrifice they made.