While I’m a die-hard pacifist, I also have a fair number of military folks in my family, including my father, grandfather, and their fathers several generations back, plus I have friends who served in the armed forces more recently. So I have a little idea of the sacrifices they made to do their jobs with honor, and it is only fitting that the United States have at least a day (if not more) to pay them respects.
I hope it’s not too trivial to share some favorite historical movie men in uniform on this day. But I think it’s a simple way for us civilians to appreciate the military and sneak a peek into that world. We may never fully understand what a person goes through in the armed services or during war, but watching movies and TV shows, however romanticized, at least keeps them in mind. And being easy on the eye can’t hurt!
Note: I didn’t make that meme, but hey, I don’t disagree!