The post immediately preceeding this one is my tribute to the fallen on this Memorial Day.
We honor those who gave their lives for our freedoms, and for the freedoms of other peoples on this one day.
Yet, at the end of the day, we go forward. Our troops, be they in Iraq, Korea or in a training billet stateside, remain and serve faithfully.
They are not forgotten. Remember them too, this Memorial Day.
General George S. Patton's Uncensored Address to the Troops
Anyone who has ever viewed the motion picture PATTON will never forget the opening. George Campbell Scott, portraying Patton, standing in front of an immensely huge American flag, delivers his version of Patton's "Speech to the Third Army" on June 5th, 1944, the eve of the Allied invasion of France, code named "Overlord." Scott's rendition of the speech was highly censored so as not to offend too many fainthearted Americans. The soldiers of the American Army who fought World War II heard the real George S. Patton;