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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gettysburg on Memorial Day

I'm really looking forward to the new documentary on The History channel being premiered on Memorial Day at 9pm. It is being released as part of the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War. It is being directed and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott who have some huge Hollywood Block Buster's like Gladiator, Top Gun and Black Hawk Down to their name. The reenactments are supposed to be incredibly realistic...if the pictures from the film shown here are any indication I would say that it's an accurate assesment.

So I'm pretty stoked. I have really enjoyed learning about history all my life. Especially reading then being able to visit the battlefields of the Civil War. It is really exciting that with technology as advanced as it is today, they can now do awesome recreations of these battle scenes. A decade ago, their was the feature length movie Gettysburg followed by Gods and Generals. They were both quite good but even those could not match the WWII movies that have recently come out like Saving Private Ryan, Band Of Brothers and The Pacific for realism, action and realistic accounts of what those men went through during that horrific War.

So yea, I'm like a little kid when this kind of stuff is on but in reality i love history. It's really important to understand the past. It allows us the ability to anticipate the future some what. Plus I believe that Memorial Day and honoring our fallen troops is important. We have a country unlike any in the entire world and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to those men and women who served our country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom today. God Bless 'em all and their families as well...I for one, truly appreciate what they have done for me (and all of us!)....