Month: June 2014

Taking Chance revisited for the 4th of July, 2014

taking-chance-kevin-bacon-Image-credit-HBO-FilmsTaking Chance won Kevin Bacon a Golden Globe, the film garnered 10 Emmy nominations and was featured at Sundance in 2009. In my recent experience watching "Taking Chance," at first, I wasn't sure…

…but it didn't take long before I was hooked. If you've not seen it, please do or watch it again, especially as we come up on the Fourth of July.

Wikipedia said;

"One review from The Baltimore Sun, said that it "… is one of the most eloquent and socially conscious films the premium cable channel has ever presented," and USA Today, said "A small, almost perfectly realized gem of a movie, Taking Chance is also precisely the kind of movie that TV should be making.""

"Taking Chance is a 2009 historical drama film based upon the experiences of Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl (Kevin Bacon), who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps (posthumously promoted to LCpl), back to his hometown from the Iraq War."

Praised in part for not taking a political "side" in the Iraq conflict, this fine film tells us why we should be proud of our Marines and the military in general.

Here in the U.S., we are so fortunate that the founding fathers had the courage to lay their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the table to give us a chance to live in freedom. May we respect all that have held to, fought for and defended those priceless rights. ##

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What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,happy-fathers-day-2014-mhpronews-com
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad

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