This evening for Memorial Day we watched Taking Chance. Based on the journal kept by Marine Lt. Col. Mike Stobl when he escorted the body of a young Marine killed in Iraq in 2004 home, the film follows his journey to Montana. It was astonishingly powerful. It's understated, moving, beautiful and deeply patriotic. I can't think of a anything we've ever done that made me more grateful for the price that has been and is still being paid for America to remain the nation we know and love.
Trust me when I tell you that you do NOT appreciate fully the sacrifices being made every day for our freedom unless you have seen this movie. I would have said I did, but I would have been wrong. It's not an easy thing to watch, but it's vital. Find a copy. You'll be glad you did. (Get a box...or two...of Kleenex first.)