Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Thought for the Road

Buried in an Itineraries: Frequent Flyer article in the New York Times Business Section concerning the Monuments Men, a World War II U.S. military unit that saved Europe's cultural heritage from destruction in the wake of the defeat of Nazi Germany: In His Bags, Spoils of a War and Stories of Heroism.
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Every time I disembark the plane and see dozens of young men and women in uniform headed home for leave or back to combat, I am in awe of their bravery and the bravery of those who came before them.

The little glitches I have with security or customs are meaningless. [ . . . ]
OYE Comment:

If you really care about your own future, as well as your country's, why would you pass up the chance to be part of something larger than yourself? Think about it.

1 Comments:

At 01 February, 2010 12:27, Blogger Wes said...

Here are some more Monuments Men links:
The Morning Joe Show video clip with Doris Kearns Goodwin discussing The Monuments Men - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/vp/33411966#33411966

The Greatest Heroine of WWII, Rose Valland - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAlNHVwqVuY

Passing the Torch: Touching video clip of Robert M. Edsel discussing his last conversation with Lane S. Faison. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLqYev6Thck

Robert M. Edsel discussing the amazing story of one of nine living Monuments Men, German born Harry Ettlinger. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8bseBwdDds

Book Page writes, “an account that moves like a Hollywood action adventure…there are heroes to root for, villains to hiss at and an increasingly pressing race against time…Whether you’re a fan of art, military history or stories of real-life heroes, The Monuments Men is a treasure worth the hunt”.
Thank You,

Wes Brown
www.monumentsmen.com

 

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