W/it now being November 4th, that makes it a week from now till November 11th and Remembrance Day. Canada's History Channel has started their programming w/Saving Private Ryan last night. That last scene, at the Cemetery where he's asking his wife if he's led a good life? Never fails to turn me into a sobbing mess.
I am so glad I got to see this one in the Theatre, as it really helped w/that Stereo/THX Surround Sound in the actual Theatre level of volume, truly made it feel like you were right there w/them. It actually took me until they met up w/the character that was played by Ted Danson for my ears to stop ringing from the D Day Landings Battles.
Anyway…The bulk of History Canada's Remembrance programming will be from the 8th to the 11th. They'll be reshowing some amazing documentaries and films. Such as Storming Juno, the most recent archaeological dig on the site of what was Stalag Luft Three, otherwise known as the camp The Great Escape took place out of and also the documentary on the hunt for The Secret Weapon of the Somme and is/was one hell of a flame thrower. That one's actually up over at YouTube and…The things we create to do the maximum amount of harm to each other just comes to mind when watching that one.
It's such a sad Remembrance Day for my Family this year, as w/the passing of my Aunt Evelyn, we no longer have any surviving Family Members who were also WWII Veterans any longer on either side of my Family.
I also found out I had a Great Uncle on Mom's side that managed to make it through all of the horrors of WWI, was on the boat on his way home and was killed by an Influenza outbreak on board the ship. I can't even begin to imagine the grief my Great Grandparents went through. I mean…They would have been so happy and thrilled he was coming home to them and had survived it all and then…That Telegram arrives. As I said….I can't even begin to imagine it.
I know we usually have a thread for this time of the year and w/it now a week from November 11th, thought it was time to start it. One last thing….
If you live in the UK, Canada or any of the other Commonwealth Countries, please, please, please buy a Poppy!!! That money goes out to do so much that, in our case, The Royal Canadian Legion does to support our Veterans and is needed even more now than ever. W/so much being slashed due to spending cuts by the Govt, so many Afghanistan Vets are slipping through the cracks and the Legion is doing it's best to help them. They need all the help they can get, so please buy a Poppy and support the Poppy Appeal!!!
Here's this year thread. God Bless Our Veterans!!!