August 10, 2009

Taking Chance

Driving to the beach, we decided to rent a movie to watch in the car on the way. We stopped at our favorite rental store - Redbox - and finally settled on a movie called Taking Chance. If you have not seen this movie, I would suggest you drop everything and go pick it up right now. Grab the kids, and make them watch it with you. This has to be one of the best movies I have seen in quite some time.

Kevin Bacon plays a U.S. Marine who had served in Desert Storm. Now he is a number cruncher, is married, has children, yet longs deep down to have some part in the efforts going on in Iraq. He is a true marine at heart, and feels like he needs to do more to be a part of the war.

So he volunteers to escort a fallen marine back to his hometown. The movie follows this dedicated marine as he keeps watch over the remains of a marine he doesn't even know. It is an amazing reminder that there are many men and women giving their lives everyday so that we can continue to enjoy our freedoms here in America.

Great movie, very well done. I don't suggest watching it in the car...the tears they will be a-flowin'!

Thank you to all those who are fighting for our freedom. You are truly under-appreciated.

Thank you...

1 comment:

Mike Harvey said...

Thanks for not letting me be the only sap that was crying at this movie. Awesome choice to watch with your family. It is truly a great message and one that many of us take for granted. I learned yesterday they are planning a parade in Monroe for when our National Guard Troop comes home. I would love to see Southbrook get involved.