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Memorial Day Reflections – Band of Brothers

May 26, 2008


One of the first times I stayed at Andrew Peterson’s house, he insisted I watch Band Of Brothers and made me take his DVD box set of the HBO miniseries home with me, assuring me “It’ll change your life.” He was right. 

World War II veterans are currently dying at a rate of more than a thousand a day, and it was in the interest of honoring and remembering their extraordinary courage and sacrifice that this series came to life. Even if you’re not a fan of war films, there’s much to love about Band of Brothers – just ask my wife, Taya, who refuses to watch these kinds of films but loves it as much as I do. I think that’s because the series is less about the war than it is the personal stories of individual people and the deep bonds of friendship that carried them through one of the darkest times of the 20th century. Band of Brothers is more than just a film, it’s an experience and an invitation to be witness to the kind of community, brotherhood, and love I think we all long for, but rarely know…

…each of us has our own battles to fight… Band of Brothers reminds me that we are not meant to fight alone,

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  1. November 27, 2009 5:57 pm

    Readers will also enjoy Soldier’s Mail which features the writings home of US Sgt Sam Avery from the front lines of American involvement in the Great War. Fascinating eyewitness account from the hot sands along the Rio Grande to the cold mud along the Meuse. Letters are posted on the same date they were written more than 90 years ago. Long before the Greatest Generation there was the Most Gallant Generation. Come read the blog and march along!

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