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.


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


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